The Properties Palette: An Introduction



The Properties Palette displays a list of property pages for the current selection and is one of the most commonly-used tool windows in the entire application. The Properties Palette is used to edit and modify elements after you have inserted them into your music document.



As the current selection changes, so too does the list of property pages displayed in the Properties Palette. The Properties Palette can be hidden or displayed as needed. You can even select different types of elements and the Properties Palette displays property pages that are common to the entire selection.


The Properties Palette is used to modify literally hundreds of different element characteristics. Everything from the style of a note, the shape of slurs and ties to the spacing around a staff can be changed using the Properties Palette. The usual method of editing a music symbol is to select it then use the Properties Palette to change the desired element properties


One of the most powerful features of the Properties Palette is its ability to modify many different elements at once. You can select several notes, for example, and with a single operation change all their durations to 8th notes, or all the stem directions. As you begin to edit different music symbols you will appreciate how the Properties Palette simplifies your work.


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