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7.8 Navigator

7.8.1 Open (Ctrl+O / (Cmnd+M Mac)


Push to open / import a file compatible with SmartScore. Select SmartScore (ENF), Image (TIFF, BMP, PCX), XML or MIDI file from “Files of Type” pull- down menu. Same as File > Open.

7.8.2 Scan

image Push to initiate scanning. Same as File > Scan Music > Acquire.

7.8.3 Recognition


Push to initiate recognition on any pre-scanned image. Same as File > Recog- nize.

7.8.4 Unify Score (“U”)


Unify updates key and time signatures, clef signs and staff spacing throughout the score based on choices made in the dialog window.


FIGURE 7 - 3: Unify Key, Time and Clefs

image TIP:Check part linking (Ctrl + L) before applying Unify when editing optimized scores.

If your ENF score contains collapsing and expanding systems, it is recommended to per- form Part Linking before Unifying. Unifying signatures and clefs will maintain part link- ages as set in Logical Part Linking. Refer to "Re-linking parts", Section 4.14 for more details.

7.8.4a Unify Key Signatures

Based on topmost staffline. (Default)

All key signatures for every part are updated based on signatures found in the first staf- fline of each system. Any change-of-key signs found in the topmost staffline will update subsequent stafflines within each system. Use when systems have the same key signature in each part.

Based on 1st system.

All key signatures in every system are updated based on signatures found in the first sys- tem on the first page. Any subsequent changes in key signatures will be removed. Use to unify scores that have transposed instruments with a fixed number of parts per system.

NOTE: Manually edit key signatures when scores contain:

a) Transposed instruments AND change-of-key signatures

b) Transposed instruments AND have optimized systems.

7.8.4b Unify Time Signatures

All time signatures are updated based on signatures found in the first system on the first page. Change-of-time signatures are removed in any subsequent systems. Use when no change-of-time signatures occur.

7.8.4c Unify Clefs

All clef signs are updated based on clefs found in the first measure of the each system. Any change-of-clef found inside systems are removed. Use if many false change-of-clefs were recognized or if very few change-of-clef signs are found in the original.

Parse every measure (Default)

Clefs are updated on a line-by-line basis. Change-of-clefs encountered updates each staf- fline until another change-of-clef is encountered. Use when many change of clefs are writ- ten into the original score.

7.8.4d Unify System, Staff and Line Spacing

Distances between systems, staves and line will be universally applied throughout the score based on:

the active system (default)

the first system of the score

7.8.4e Do not launch Unify after recognition

Select the option if you choose not to have Unify open automatically after recognition is completed.


7.8.5 Setup

Opens Page Setup environment for page printing alignment & margins. For more details on Page Setup, see Section 6.3.5, "Custom document layouts".

7.8.6 Print Preview

image Use to check for proper page layouts. Also seen in Page Setup view.


7.8.7 Score

Push to create ENF score from scratch. Choose ENF score template from “System Type in Score” pull-down menu. Same as File > New > New ENF. See "Copying an ENF region to paste into non-music programs", Section 5.6.2 for details.


7.8.8 Record

Push Record button to initiate MIDI Recording. All open ENF documents are closed when MIDI recording is launched. A MIDI Piano Roll view opens with Track 1 staged for MIDI recording through an external MIDI device. Identical to Real-time > Record in MIDI View.

7.8.9 Karaoke View


Push to enter Karaoke playback environment.

7.8.10 MIDI View (Ctrl + I / Cmnd + I for Mac)


Push MIDI button to view score in MIDI environment. Use also to change from one MIDI view to another; e.g. to change from Overview to Piano Roll view. Choose Overview or Piano Roll or Event List for a selected Part. Same as View > New MIDI View. ENF view remains open until or unless recording is initiated. To revert back to ENF view, close the

image open MIDI view.

7.8.11 Tiling


Viewing several displays of your score can be extremely useful. It is possible to view sev- eral MIDI and ENF views simultaneously.

Push Tile button to display all open TIF/ENF views along with any open MIDI Over- view, Piano Roll or Event List views. This is identical to selecting the Window > Tile menu.


FIGURE 7 - 4: Tiled view (typical)

7.8.12 CD Burn

Push this button to create a .WAV file of the ENF playback and/or burn to CD.


NOTE: CD-Audio write devices must be located on the system. Some external devices may not be discoverable. In these cases, create the .WAV file and then use CD-R or CD Audio burn software.


7.8.13 Auto-Beaming

With Auto-Beam selected, beamed notes will automatically form into common groups based on the active time signature and standard notation beaming rules. Auto-Beam defaults to “off” after recognition.

image • To automatically insert and edit beams into preformed groups.

• Push Auto-Beam button in the Toolbar

• Select a note value from the Notes palette.

• With any beam tool selected, clicking from left-to-right, will create beamed groups into pre-determined sets.

7.8.14 Auto-Spacing


With the Auto-Space button selected, notes and rests will insert proportional to their relative value within a measure. After recognition, Auto-Space defaults to “off.”