Smart Line Selection dialog box

How to get there

The Smart Line Selection dialog box can be accessed either through the Smart Shape menu or the Smart Shape tool palette:

  1. Choose the Smart Shape tool icon. The Smart Shape menu appears.
  2. Choose Smart Shape > Smart Shape Options.
  3. Click Select next to Smart Line Style.

Or,

  1. Choose the Smart Shape tool icon.
  2. OPTION+click the Custom Line Tool in the Smart Shape palette.

What it does

The Smart Line Selection dialog box allows you to select from a number of user-defined Lines styles to place in your score.

  • Edit. After selecting an existing Smart Line Style by clicking it, click Edit to enter the Smart Line Style dialog box. You can change any aspect of the selected Smart Line Style, however, keep in mind that when you edit a Smart Line Style, your editing affects every occurrence of it in the score. See Smart Line Designer dialog box.
  • Create. Click Create to enter the Smart Line Style dialog box, where you can design a new Smart Line Style.
  • Duplicate. Click Duplicate to create a copy of the selected Smart Line Style to modify. You can select more than one item. Use SHIFT-click to select an additional item and include all the items in between. Use COMMAND-click to select only a specific additional item in the list.
  • Delete. After selecting an existing Smart Line Style by clicking it, click Delete to remove it from the Smart Line Selection dialog box. You can select more than one item. Use SHIFT-click to select an additional item and include all the items in between. Use COMMAND-click to select only a specific additional item in the list.
  • Move Up • Move Down. Click these buttons to move the selected item or items up or down in the list. You can select more than one item. Use SHIFT-click to select an additional item and include all the items in between. Use COMMAND-click to select only a specific additional item in the list.
  • [Magnifying glass icons]. Use the magnifying glass icons to zoom in and out. Click and drag the lower right corner of the dialog box and drag to resize it.
  • Cancel. Click Cancel to return to the score without placing a Smart Line Style in the score.
  • Select. After clicking the Smart Line Style you want to place in the score, click Select. You return to the score, and can then place the Smart Line Style. Instead of using the Select button, you can simply double-click the desired Smart Line Style.

See also:

Smart Line Style dialog box