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Symbol List dialog box

How to get there

  1. Click the Key Signature tool  image\Key_Signature_Tool.gif, and click the measure in which you want the key to change.
  2. The Key Signature dialog box appears.
  3. From the drop-down list, choose Nonstandard.
  4. Click the Attribute icon, then click Symbol List ID.

What it does

In this dialog box, you can specify a different character (or set of characters) you want to be used in place of each kind of accidental that appears in a key signature. For example, if you’re creating a quarter-tone scale, you’ll need to create a system for labeling the notes between C and C sharp and between C sharp and D.

Note that you can use more than one character to represent a particular accidental—up to eight, in fact. In the quarter-tone scale, for example, you might want to use a pair of symbols—such as s$—to indicate the third quarter-step (between C sharp and D, for example). (This third quarter-step would have an Alteration value of 3.)

Tip. enter a lower case b for a flat and a # (Sh+3) for a sharp.

See Also:

Nonstandard Key Signature

Key Signature Tool



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