Main screen

From MusiCAD

When you open a music-file, MusiCAD shows it on the main screen.

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  •  The button edit (or <F12>)toggles between notation bar (line view) and main screen (page view).
  •  Clicking on a measure takes you to the notation bar to edit.
  •  Clicking on the header will bring up the title data.
  •  Clicking on the margins displays the page layout.
  •  Ctrl-click to add or remove annotations in that spot.
  •  Right-clicking brings up the context menu to the main screen:

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In addition to the main screen, MusiCAD has other ways to view your music.

Shortcut keys

A number of fixed shortcut keys can be used in the main screen:

Hotkey Description
<F1> Help
<F2> Layout templates
<F3> Score overview
<F4> Recalculate and rewrite a screen page.
<F5> Switch between full width and full page view (see also zoom).
<F6> Layout
<F7> titles
<F8> Preferences
<F9> Toolbox
<F11> Switch between full screen (without menus, toolbar etc) and normal view
<F12> Toggle between Edit and Normal View
<PageUp> Scroll to previous screen
<PageDown> Scroll to next screen
<space> Play
<ctrl-space> mixer
<ctrl-N> Create new melody
<ctrl-O> Request another melody
<ctrl-P> Print melody
<ctrl-Q> Piano roll view for melody
<ctrl-S> Save current melody
<ctrl-T> Show or hide playlist when playlist is visible
<ctrl-U> Text rendering of melody in MusiCAD notation
<ctrl-Z> Undo last action

In addition, a number of keys have template files associated with them.

You can also assign custom templates to the available template shortcuts.

See also