Special Tools tool

This tool, critical for successful engraving, enables you to create a number of special beaming, stemming, and note positioning changes in one measure at a time. For example, you can use it to rearrange the noteheads on a stem, change the length of a stem, change the angle of a beam, or adjust the position of a dot or a tie. You can select more than one element (of the same type) at once, make exact adjustments using the nudge keys, view the relative position of some selected elements in the message bar, perform on-screen dragging of dots or ties to alter their position, and change the vertical positioning of ties.

See Stems, Beaming across barlines, Note positioning, Dotted notes, Ties, and related topics.

For detailed information, see the Special Tools Palette.

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