Elapsed Time dialog box

How to get there

  1. Choose the Selection tool icon, and select a region of measures.
  2. Choose Utilities > Check Notation > Check Elapsed Time. Or press the 3 key with selected measures.

What it does

This dialog box gives the following information: (1) the amount of time that has passed from the beginning of the piece to the beginning of the selected region; (2) the time that has passed from the beginning of the piece to the end of the selected region; and (3) the total time of the selected region itself (all in thousandths of a second).

  • OK. Click OK to return to the score.

Tip: This information is useful when composing music that must last an exact amount of time such as jingles for commercials.

See also:

Utilities menu