Scrolling, Resizing and Zooming the Window
The Composer window shows some portion of the score at any given time. In Page View, the window shows some or all of one printed page of the score. In Window View, the window shows some range of measures of the score-- as many as will fit in the window.
The window will display a vertical scrollbar in the following circumstances:
|In Page View, if the entire height of the page does not fit in the window.|
|In Window View, if only part of one system fits in the window.|
The window will display a horizontal scrollbar in the following circumstances:
|In Page View, if the entire width of the page does not fit in the window.|
|In Window View, if only part of one measure fits in the window.|
If a vertical and/or horizontal scrollbar is present in the window, then you can use it to scroll the window, to see other parts of the page in Page View, or other staves of a system in Window View, or other beats of a measure in Window View. You can also scroll from one page to the next page or the previous page. If your mouse has a scroll wheel, you can use it to scroll the window. You can also use keyboard shortcuts, such as PAGEDOWN to scroll down through a large portion of the page, and SHIFT+PAGEDOWN to advance to the top of the next page.
During playback, Composer automatically scrolls the window to show the current position in the song, and to keep the focus on the staff that you have selected.
If you want to see a larger portion of the score in the window, you can resize the window to see more. Or you can use the Zoom Out command to make the notes smaller and therefore view more notes at once.
If are editing the score and need to increase the accuracy of the placement of objects in the score, you can use the Zoom In command to make the notes and annotations larger.
Options summarized above are described in detail in the topics that follow.