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6.3 Document Page Setup

Your finished score will probably be printed out so you’ll want to control how it will look beforehand. You may want to resize staves and systems or reformat the entire score. You may also want to extract and recombine parts and voices or create a conductor’s score from separate parts. This chapter includes changing score structure, reformatting margins, page layout control and print preview.


To preview and change a document’s page layout,

Push Page Setup button in the Navigator (File > Page Setup)

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If your score was created out of recognition, the Document Layout pull-down menu will show “From Recognition”. Each page frame represents the exact area cropped when each page was scanned. Choices include selecting a default page size and orientation as well as centering music on the page or else choosing one of several preset layouts as described below.


6.3.1 Page Centering


To apply selected page size / orientation and center music on pages,

a. Make sure your Page Type is correctly set to your paper size.

b. In the Document Page Setup pull-down menu, select

Center on Page.

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FIGURE 6 - 19: Document Page Setup (Center on Page)


c. Push Apply. Score pages in the background update with changes.

NOTE: Each page can be fine-tuned by dragging either of the frame tabs in the left mar- gin up or down. Use the bottom scroller to view and reposition each page up or

down if necessary. Once you are satisfied with the layout of your document, push

OK.


6.3.2 Changing default margins

Page margins can be changed in the Page Setup window after selecting a layout choice and page type/orientation. Changes to margins must be made on a page-by-page basis.

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FIGURE 6 - 20: Document Page Setup (Center on Page)


In Page Setup, change margins of each page by moving tabs inside the vertical and/or horizontal rulers.

NOTE: Changing margins is done on a page-by-page basis. Tabs inside vertical and hori- zontal rulers will affect only the active (highlighted) page. Move cursor over a page to make it active. To change width of a single system, see "Vertical Refor- matting (Line, staff and system spacing using tabs)", Section 6.2.


6.3.3 Changing page orientation of an ENF score


To change page orientation of an entire ENF score (e.g. from Portrait to Landscape).

a. If you are changing layout from Portrait to Landscape, you should increase the number of measures per system (e.g. from 4 to 7). If Landscape to Portrait, decrease the number of measures per system (e.g. 8 to 4). See "Staff Properties", Section 7.3.2.

b. In Page Setup, choose the layout (e.g. Centered) then choose a page type and orientation (Landscape or Portrait).

c. Move the left and right margin tabs to achieve the desired system width / margin spacing for each page.

In the page preview, you may see systems too close to the top or bottom of the page. Or you may see large gaps at the bottom or top of pages. You will need to change system dis- tances in these cases.

d. Push Main View button at the top of the page and zoom out to full-page view as necessary. Adjust staff and system distance spacing using the tabs along the left margin. For more information on vertical spacing tabs, see "Vertical Reformat- ting (Line, staff and system spacing using tabs)", Section 6.2


6.3.4 Default Page Size and Type


In the English version of SmartScore, the default page size and type is Letter / Portrait. In European versions, A4 / Portrait is the default page type. The default for Page Type can be reset in Edit > Program Preferences.

To permanently change your default Page Type and orientation,

a. Go to Edit > Program Preferences > Page Type

b. Select “Letter”, “Legal” or “A4” for your default page type / size.


6.3.5 Custom document layouts

Custom document layouts (other than Center to Page) are intended for publishing printed scores that will be spiral bound or stitched together. Page margins and system widths will be altered depending the page size and orientation of the layout scheme you select. Since pages will probably become reformatted, you may see systems move from page to page. We recommend that you correct (edit) the full score first while the TIF-ENF panes are still synchronized.

NOTE: In the English version, Page Type size is “Letter”. In European versions, “A4” is the default page type. The default for Page Type can be reset in Edit > Program Preferences.

To select an alternative (custom) document layout,

Select the layout you want to apply from the Document Layout pull-down menu as described below:

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6.3.6 Document Layout Defaults

Page Layout: Loose Leaf

Single-sided pages with music centered in the middle of the page

Page Alignment: Centered

Page Margins: 0.5” Top, Bottom, Left, Right

Page Layout: Loose Leaf with Header Page

Single-sided, centered pages with first page having a 2” header:

Front Page: Centered

Page Alignment: Centered

Page Margins: 3” Top (1st page). 0.5” inch Top, Bottom, Left, Right (remaining pages).

Page Layout: Facing

Left / Right pages with increased inside margins for binding

Left Page: 1.5” right margin Right Page: 1.5” left margin

Page Margins: 0.5” Top, Bottom, Side (default)

Page Layout: Facing with Header Page

Left / Right pages with first page having a 2” header

Front Page: Centered

Left Page: 1.5” right margin Right Page: 1.5” left margin

Page Margins: 3” Top (1st page). 0.5” inch Top, Bottom, Left, Right (remaining pages).

You may wish to create your own personalized layout and add it to the existing layout schemes.

To create a new document layout:

a. In Document Layout pull-down menu, select a Custom Layout (other than Center to Page). Push the Add button.

b. Give a name to the new layout.

c. Reset the numerical scrollers on Left, Right, Top and Bottom or simply click and drag the margin guides inside the preview window. You may also change page orientation and page type from the pull-down menus on the right.

d. Push OK to create the new layout.

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FIGURE 6 - 21: Default Page Margin Control