Making music with Copyist

How to enter a crescendo

Double click on the Symbol button in the object type palette in the Copyist Tools window to open the symbol palettes. Click on the Adjust palette. The Adjustable symbols palette will open, showing you all of the adjustable symbols.

Select the crescendo symbol. The crescendo now appears on the Symbol button.

Select the pencil tool from the toolbar. Enter the crescendo symbol on your page by moving the mouse pointer to where you want the left edge of your crescendo to appear and then holding down the left mouse button and dragging the mouse to the right. The crescendo 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 start of the crescendo, 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 crescendo.

If you want to move the end of the crescendo, 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 crescendo.

If you want to move the crescendo 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 crescendo.

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

You can adjust the crescendo after you have entered it, by double clicking on the beginning of the crescendo 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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