[Solved]Basic note pitch step

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macwarrior45
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[Solved]Basic note pitch step

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I know this will sound crazy, but please - being a version 4.1 Scorewriter user for many years, I am struggling with some basic tasks in version 5.
1. Context:
I set up a new score in the key of C (no sharps, no flats - ok we all know that)
I input a B note from my pc keyboard.
2. How: I can either grab it and move it with my mouse or use the arrow keys. (I am not using midi)
I highlight it (it turns red) to move it down a half step to Bb.

3. Issue:
The note moves down to the A note but I cannot set it to the Bb note.
I cannot set any notes to accidentals?
Someone please help?
Thanks.
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Re: Basic note pitch step

Post by Don »

PLEASE, PLEASE, read the manual.

There are several methods.
1. You cn set how dragging vertically affects notes in preferences (drag chromatically).
2. Hilight the note and the ctrl[cmd] click on the flat symbol in notes palette.
3. Hilight it and transpose it chromatically.
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Re: [Solved]Basic note pitch step

Post by macwarrior45 »

Dear Don,
Thank you. Of course you are correct. I apologize for being such a numpty as not to notice the first box, 'drag notes chromatically' in my preferences was unchecked! Doh! Because that option of dragging chromatically was not required in scorewriter 4, I assumed the same for SW5. Thanks again.
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