Page View

In Page View, the music is displayed as it would be on a piece of paper. Measures are arranged horizontally across the page and begin a new line when they reach the right margin. If there is more than one staff, the staves are grouped into systems. Systems are arranged vertically on the page and begin a new page when they reach the bottom margin. On rare cases a measure may split a line break, but a system may never split a page break.

There are dozens of ways to control how the music looks on a piece of paper. Sometimes you may want smaller notes in order to fit music with many staves on a page, other times you may want larger notes when printing out a part extraction.

All of these formatting preferences are defined in what is known as a layout. A layout is essentially a style sheet that describes how the music looks on a piece of paper - it defines the page size, margins, fonts, tiling options and so forth. You can edit and create new layouts to suit your needs.

Keep in mind that the layouts define global settings for the score. You can always edit spacing and layout settings independently for each system on the page. For example, you could specify 3 measures on the first system and 7 measures on the next system. Simply select a system and use the Properties Palette to edit its appearance. Every symbol in the music can be edited using the Properties Palette to get your music looking crisp and professional.

You can choose from a variety of page views for the score you’re working on.

Within the main tab “View”, please select “page”.

The dropdown menu offers the following views:

Two by two