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How to adjust an adjustable symbol

Choose the arrow tool in the toolbar. Double click on the beginning of the symbol you want to adjust and select Adjust from the Edit menu.

You can also select an adjustable symbol for editing by choosing the adjust tool in the toolbar and clicking on the beginning of the symbol you want to adjust.

For most adjustable symbols, three adjustment handles appear which let you change the shape of the symbol and move it before you drop it onto the page. For the slur symbol, you have four handles.

If you want to move the start of the symbol, click the left mouse button on the left adjustment handle to select it and then drag the handle by clicking and holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse, dragging the handle and moving the start of the symbol.

If you want to move the end of the symbol, click the left mouse button on the right adjustment handle to select it and then drag the handle by clicking and holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse, dragging the handle and changing the end of the symbol.

If you want to move the symbol up, down, left or right, click the left mouse button on the middle adjustment handle to select it and then drag the handle by clicking and holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse, dragging the handle and moving the position of the symbol. If you are adjusting a slur, dragging one of the middle handles will change the shape of the slur.

Once you have properly adjusted and positioned the symbol, click the right mouse button or press the ENTER key to drop the symbol on the page. You can press the ESCAPE key if you want to cancel the operation.

A number of symbols are edited by changing parameters in a dialog, which will appear when you select the symbol. These symbols are the Chord symbol, the Guitar Chord symbol, the Tempo symbol, and the Figured Bass symbol. Editing these symbols works the same as entering them.

How To

Enter Symbols

Enter a staff
Enter a bar line
Enter a clef
Enter a time signature
Enter a key signature
Enter a note head
Beam a group of notes
Beam a single note
Enter a crescendo
Enter a slur
Enter a guitar grid symbol
Enter a chord symbol
Create a user symbol
Enter a user symbol
Enter text
Enter lyrics

Edit Symbols

Edit text
Edit lyrics
Move a single symbol
Move a group of symbols
Adjust beams
Adjust notes within a beamed group
Adjust an adjustable symbol
Delete a symbol
Use the pasteboard

Manipulate Pages

Go to a new page
Create a new page
Insert a page
Erase a page

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