Working with the Music Images Panel

If the Music Images panel is not already visible on your screen, choose Music Images Panel... from the Tools menu to make it visible.

The Music Images panel contains extensible rows of panes which can be used for altering or modifying most music images on your score. The pull-down menu at the top of the panel (entitled Available Panes) allows you to add or remove panes from the panel. A check mark in the pull-down menu indicates which panes are included in the pane and can be removed - the absense of a check mark means that pane can be added. A total of 9 panes can be stored in the Music Images panel. In the example below, 5 panes are included in the panel.

and the Available Panes menu looks like:

You can see from this menu that three panes are not loaded into panel.:

Since each pane has 2 or 3 tab views (which can be accessed by clicking on the tab), a total of 24 panes (or views) is available in this panel. In order to access the individual tab views, you must first ensure that the pane to which the view belongs has been added to the panel. Then you can click on the tab to display the individual controls you are looking for.

The five numbered buttons along the top of this panel allow you to store preset arrangements of the panes and save them as preferences. To store an arrangement of visible panes, hold the Shift key down while clicking on one of the numbered buttons. To recall a stored preset, click on the button and the stored configuration of panes will be loaded and displayed.

Below is a list of the main panes and the tab views that are contained in each pane.

Main PaneTab ViewsDescription
Playback Controls
PlaybackControls for playing the score and setting playback tempo
TracksControls for indicating which staves (tracks) are turned on or off for playback
OptionsControls for isolating single staves (tracks) for playback
Image Attributes
Image SizeControls for altering the point size of selected images
ColourControls for altering the colour of selected images
Note Attributes
Note AttribControls for changing attributes of notes such as the duration value or the presence of ledger lines or stems
HeadsControls for changing the type of notehead on selected images
EarlyControls for entering and converting to early music notation
Accidentals, Articulations, Ties
AccidentalsControls for adding or modifying accidentals on notes
ArticulationsControls for adding or removing articulation marks on notes
TiesControls for altering the drawing position and appearance of ties
Graphics & Lines
GraphicsControls for setting colours and other attributes of rectangles, ovals and curves
LinesControls for setting the type, thickness, and other attributes of lines
Pedal LinesControls for pedal lines
TupletsControls for creating complex (nested) tuplets
Symbols & Glissandi
FermatiControls for setting the characteristic of fermati and attaching them to notes
SymbolsControls for setting the characteristic of music symbols and attaching them to notes
GlissandiControls for glissandi between notes
LyricsControls for connecting lyrics and setting verses
Lyric FontsControls for choosing and setting the fonts of lyrics
Performance Settings
VelocityControls for altering the velocity (volume) of selected notes
DurationControls for altering the playback durations of selected notes
Mute NotesControls for muting or unmuting notes during playback
Beams, Tremolo Beams, Tremolo
BeamsControls for altering the appearance of beam groupings
Beam XControls for creating feathered beams
Tremolo BeamsControls for adding measured tremolo between selected notes
TremoloControls for adding tremolo slashes to selected notes

- When you quit NoteAbilityPro, the configuration of the Music Images panel (i.e. which panes have been loaded into the panels and which panes are open) is saved as a preference and will be loaded next time you launch the program.

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