Several meta tags are generated automatically on creation of a score, and more may be created later. These may be used in the Footer / Header of your score.
File → Info shows the values of the existing meta tags (some may be empty).
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Every score has the following meta tags. Some are automatically filled in on score creation, as the following list details:
Every part has the following meta tags, generated and partly filled on part creation:
The first three meta tags in the above lists cannot be used in the Header or Footer.
To modify a meta tag of a score with linked parts, make sure the score is in the active tab. To modify a meta tag for an individual part, that part needs to be the active tab.
Go to File → Info and change the current text or fill in the empty field for any of the tags listed.
To add a meta tag to a score with linked parts, make sure the score is in the active tab. To add a meta tag to an individual part, that part needs to be the active tab.
Go to File → Info → New
Fill in the name of your new meta tag and click OK (or Cancel). The meta tag will be added to your tag list. You can then fill in the content of the tag.
You can show the content of meta tags in a header or footer for your score. To create a header or footer for a score with linked parts, make sure the score is in the active tab. To create a header or footer for an individual part, that part needs to be the active tab.
Go to Style → General... to open the Edit Style window and choose Header, Footer, Numbers from the sidebar on the left.
If you hover with your mouse over the Header or Footer text region, a list of macros will appear, showing their meaning, as well as the existing meta tags and their content.
You can use the tags with $:NameOfTheTag: in the appropriate boxes to create headers or footers.
Click Apply to see how the header or footer looks in the score. Click OK to assign the header or footer to the score or the active part. If a part is in the active tab, you can also click Apply to all parts if you want that and then OK to leave the dialog. Cancel allows you to exit without applying the changes.