When you create a new song file, you can use the New Using Template command in the File menu, to borrow the staff setup from a standard template file, or from a custom template file that you have previously prepared. The template is actually just a Notation .not file, from which the staff setup is copied. In addition, the newly created song file copies any page text that is included in the template .not file.
When you import a MIDI file, Composer copies page text from a special template named MidiFileDefault.not, which by default resides in the \Program Files\Notation\Templates directory on your system. The initially installed version of the MidiFileDefault.not template automatically inserts the following page text in the score transcribed from your newly imported MIDI file:
|Song title, in point size 20, at the top of the first page.|
|Song title, using the default page text font and size, at the left top corner of every page except the first page.|
|Page number, using the default page text font and size, at the right top corner of every page except the first page.|
You can change the page text in any template. When you subsequently create a new file using a template, or import a MIDI file using the MidiFileDefault.not template, the page text will automatically be copied from the template to your new song or newly opened MIDI score.
To add page text to a template:
|1.||Use the Open command in the File menu, and choose a .not file in the \Program Files\Notation\Templates directory.|
|2.||Edit the page text in the template file, just as though you were editing the page text in a normal song. Follow the instructions in Adding and Editing Page Text.|
|3.||Save the template file using the Save command in the File menu.|