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11.1 Preferences

Default ENF display characteristics can be changed. From the EDIT menu.

Select Document Preferences or Program Preferences depending on whether it is doc- ument or program-dependant.

11.1.1 Document Preferences

Text symbols

Reset default font size and type for text symbols such as triplets, dynamics and expression marks. For text and lyric defaults including part names, push the “Text Styles” button. Push Apply to change. See "Adding and changing styles of Text and Lyrics", Section 8.2.2.


Reset display characteristics for systems including part names, measure numbers, lyric display, clef visibility and printing, cross-staff pointer lines and constraining system scrolling when the score is reformatted.


FIGURE 11 - 1: Document Preferences > Systems

Using to SmartScore X2

Select how to display part names: Choose how to abbreviate part names and whether to show or don’t show part names.

Change options for showing measure numbers.

Change whether or not to display clefs in every system.

Select whether to show and/or print lyrics.

Change the line style for cross-staff voicing.

Editing Defaults (may be turned off):

- Minimize symbol repositioning when reformatting music.

- Display rhythmic errors (highlight measures in red).

- Suggest Auto-tuplets after the same rhythmic grouping is inserted more than twice.

Score symbols

Change display options for:

Triplet bracketing (square, arc, none)

Note overlap control (overlap voices or offset noteheads)

Rehearsal symbol display (numbers or letters).

Page number

Change display options for page number display, visibility and position on the page.

Chord symbols

Change display options for chord symbols and fretboard font type, size and color, fret- board size scaling and how chord symbols will be displayed:

Show both chord name and guitar fretboard symbols.

Show only guitar fretboards.

Show only chord names.

Show neither chord nor fretboard symbols.

Long Minor will display “min” instead of “m” for the word “minor”.


Change GLOBAL playback characteristics:

Grace notes: On the beat (accaciatura) / Before the beat

Lock to Time Signature: Lock (Default) / Play as written

Randomizer: Place check in checkbox to apply. Adjust sliders to increase/ decrease random changes to start time and note velocities.

11.1.2 Program Preferences

User Interface

Control tool palette behavior, turn display of active staff and margins off and on and show Task Window at startup. Reset default windows settings including post-recognition pop- up notifications.

Page type

Reset default page size and orientation.

Units and Zoom

Reset default ruler display units and reset zoom - screen size ratios.


Select whether or not to print note value symbols.

Change the length of time to enter fret number values.

Color settings

Reset color properties of notes and other symbols.

MIDI channel color

Reset the colors displayed for MIDI channels 1-16

Karaoke settings

Control appearance during playback including scroll and ball behavior as well as back- ground and lyric colors. These options are also available in Karaoke mode under the Options menu.


Reset default Autosave rules.

Every n minutes - even if no editing takes place.

Every n actions - based on number of editing actions, e.g. Inserting, Changing, Deleting, etc.

What is first - based on which is first; the number of minutes selected or the num- ber of actions performed.

Never - deactivates Auto Save of the ENF file.


Control whether or not to display certain warning and caution notices.


Change default options for saving ENF to Music XML files.

ENF - PDF (Win Only)

Select alternative PDF creation application. These 3rd-party applications may redirect your browser to the publisher’s website for upgrading or other offers when launched.


See "Systems" under "Document Preferences".

Score Symbols

See "Score symbols" under "Document Preferences".

Page Number

See "Page number" under "Document Preferences".