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If you started your document from the Document Setup Wizard, a template, or by going to the File menu and choosing New > Default Document, all of the most common dynamic markings are defined for you already. You only need to go through the following steps if you want to create your own dynamic marking, or if you simply want to learn the process.

To design a dynamic marking

  1. Click the Expression tool  image\Expression_Tool.gif. Double-click any note or measure. The Expression Selection dialog box appears.
  2. Choose the Dynamics category on the left and click Create. The Expression Designer appears.
  3. ChooseFont > Music Font.
  4. Type the letter that corresponds to the dynamic marking you want to create. A full list of the dynamic markings in the Maestro music font appears on the Quick Reference Card. For example, lower-case f is themarking, capital F is themarking, and so on (in the default music font, Maestro). The size and positioning characteristics are applied automatically as specified for Dynamics in the Category Designer dialog box.
  5. Click OK and then Assign to enter the expression.



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