Making music with Copyist

How to enter a bar line

Click on the Adjustable Symbols button in the Copyist Toolbar. The Adjustable Symbols palette will appear, showing you all of Copyist's adjustable symbols.

Select the kind of bar line you want by clicking on it. The bar line you choose appears on the Adjustable Symbols button.

Now enter the bar line symbol on your page by moving the mouse pointer to where you want the top of your bar line to appear and dragging the right mouse button downward to where you want the bottom of the bar line to appear. The bar line will appear, with three adjustment handles which let you change its shape and move it before you drop it onto the page.

If you want to move the top of the bar line, click the left mouse button on the upper 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 top adjustment handle and changing the top of the bar line.

If you want to move the bottom of the bar line, click the left mouse button on the bottom 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 bottom adjustment handle and changing the bottom of the bar line.

If you want to move the bar line up, down, left or right, click the left mouse button 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 middle adjustment handle and moving the position of the bar line.

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

You can adjust the bar line after you have entered it, by double clicking on the beginning of the bar line (this is always the top of the bar line) and selecting Adjust from the edit menu that appears.

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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