Part Creation Preferences dialog box

How to get there

  1. Choose Documents > Manage Parts. The Manage Parts dialog box appears.
  2. Click Part Creation Preferences.

What it does

Noteman says: See Tutorial 7: Formatting your music to learn more about music spacing and measure layout.

Use this dialog box to specify properties of newly generated parts, including multimeasure rests, music spacing, and measure layout. These settings only apply to newly created parts or staves added or removed from an existing part. See Linked Parts.

  • Create Multimeasure Rests • Multimeasure Rests. Check this box to specify you want to automatically replace consecutive empty measures (containing only default whole rests) with multimeasure rests while generating parts. Click Multimeasure Rests to open the Document Options - Multimeasure Rests dialog box to edit multimeasure rest options.

    If you check Create Multimeasure Rests while creating a part from a blank instrument staff, that instrument’s part will display as a single multimeasure rest.

  • Apply Beat Spacing • Apply Note Spacing • Apply Time Signature Spacing • Copy Spacing from Score • Music Spacing Options. Use these options to specify the type of music spacing to use in newly generated parts. Choose Copy Spacing from Score to use the same measure widths from the score in new parts. Click Music Spacing Options to open the Document Options - Music Spacing dialog box for more music spacing options.
  • Fit ___ Measures Per System • Treat Multimeasure Rests as One Measure. The Measures per System option lets you specify how many measures per line you want for new parts. You may optionally treat multimeasure rests as one measure (when checked) or count each measure inside the multimeasure rest individually (when unchecked).
  • Space Systems Evenly. Check this box to place systems evenly spaced on the page vertically and make maximum use of the page. See Space Systems Evenly dialog box.
  • Page Format for Parts. Click this option to open the Page Format for Parts dialog box where you can establish the default values for the page layout of new parts.
  • Cancel • OK. Click OK (or press RETURN) to confirm, or Cancel to discard, the changes you’ve made and return to the active document.

See also:

Linked parts

Manage Parts dialog box

Multimeasure rests

Music spacing

Measure layout