Changing Font Size in Layout View
Before you work on the details of laying out pages of a score part, you should choose the font size and overall horizontal spacing (compressed or expanded). This topic describes how to choose the font size for the score part. The next topic describes Changing Horizontal Spacing in Layout View.
By default, all music symbols and text share the same font size and style (such as Times New Roman). In Page Layout View, you can change the font size for all music symbols and text by simply clicking the Increase Font Size button or Decrease Font Size button.
You can specify different font sizes for different types of text. For example, the font size for notes and music symbols might be 9 points, but the font size for lyrics might be a larger 10 or 12 points. To assign different font sizes to different categories of text or symbols in Composer, follow the instructions in Font Size for Types of Text.
The procedure below describes how to change the default font size. The default font size applies to any category of text or music symbol when which you have not specified an overriding value via the Text Fonts command in the Format menu.
Note that the procedure for changing the default font size, using Page Layout commands, has exactly the same effect as using the font size option in the Font Size and Spacing Command in the Format menu. The font size option is provided redundantly in Page Layout View so that you can adjust the font size and other aspects of page layout all in one place in Composer.
To change the default font size:
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Type SHIFT+P. If this takes you to the Page Text Palette instead, type SHIFT+P a second time to go to the Page Layout Palette.
Composer will display the score in Page Layout View.
|2.||In the Page Layout Palette, click Increase Font Size button or Decrease Font Size button.|
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Type F+ or F+ to increase or decrease the font size.
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Choose the Increase Font Size or Decrease Font Size command in the Layout Menu.