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 Post subject: faded looking notes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:11 pm 
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What is the reason for some notes appearing bold (editable) and others grayscale and not editable? Sometimes closing and reopening the file works and sometimes it doesn't, causing me to be unable to edit or place text below the score in the grayed out area.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:58 pm 
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Try the Esc key or the Voice controls in the Status Bar: Voice:All or the shortcut ctrl-0 (cmd-zero). This should make all notes accessible.
Also Options> Record Options>"One voice per staff" might need to be applied if you're recording via MIDI.
It sounds like some of your rhythms are different enough that Overture layered them as different voices.
Options> Show> Symbols in Colors, if not on already might help show which notes are set to alternate voices whenever all notes are enabled.


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Thanks, that puts the notes back in play but when I try to enter text below they return to gray. What am I doing wrong?


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Cmd-0, select all (cmd-A) followed by cmd-1 will change any of the score's notes in other voices to Voice 1. If this causes a problem with notes shifting around, it might be easier to re-enter the notes and make sure they are all voice 1 duing entry.
Keeping colors on in Options>Show>SymbolsInColor will help here.

The notes that were grayed out were probably in Voice 2 and needed to be changed to Voice 1. If playback of all the notes sounds fine, then the notes should still align (justify) properly when you change the notes' voice.

Normally, the shortcut cmd-1 (2,3,etc) will simply enable all the notes of that voice and disable the rest in the display. But when notes are selected prior to this command, the selected notes will attempt to change their voice to that number.

The need for different voices is to allow the notation to handle polyrhythmic - as opposed to block chord style - music within a single staff.


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