# How to add a tempo text like Allegro,... to musescore2 scores

• Mar 15, 2015 - 12:37

In mscore-1... it is possible to add a tempo text to a score, but I did not find such a feature in mscore-2 (for example nightliy build 9d4efe8). The only thing I can do is selecting tempo marker from the menu "Add->text->tempo marking" offering things like "...=80", but there I can't select things like Allegro,...

How to achive this?

On the other hand, opening a mscore-1 score by mscore-2 recognizes tempo text like allegro. Why then it's impossible to use such a notation im mscore-2?

In reply to by Shoichi

more specific http://musescore.org/en/node/36066#tempo-marking
Those predefined Allegro, Andante etc. tempo tests are gone. Instead the note = frequency things are now in the Tempo palette and allow for deriving the temp from the text. You can modify that text, be prepending Allegro to it and the automatic recognition would still work. Or replace it with Allegro and set the tempo to go along with it in Inspector, there you can also toggle whether tempo should follow the tempotext (i.e. detect the note = frequency stuff)

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

could you explain how to connect the text with the marking, so, for example, when you type allegro it will recognize it

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Whole thread, and all the links at least twice. Still don't understand :/
There is no option to edit the text in the Inspector.... No field.
I think I also don't understand what you mean by Tempo Marking and Tempo Text. Is there a difference between the two or not? And which text is supposed to be followed. There is the option to change style of the Text, but you can't change the Text itself?

In reply to by Marko Cronnin

Again: You can modify that text, be prepending Allegro to it and the automatic recognition would still work. Or replace it with Allegro and set the tempo to go along with it in Inspector, there you can also toggle whether tempo should follow the tempotext (i.e. detect the note = frequency stuff)

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

LoL, this is maybe getting ridiculous, but I don't understand what text. There is no text, and I don't see any option to input, insert, edit, toggle, modify any kind of text that's related to tempo.

In which of these two submenus you add that Text?

It seems like there are two options?
1. You enter the Tempo text ( but I don't know where.)
You check 'Follow Text' which greys out BPM input, implicating that Numerical Tempo Values will not be regarded, but that some sort of Textual Tempo Marks will be used.

1. You uncheck 'Follow text', and then the software will act upon BPM you set quarter notes to be equal?
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In reply to by kuwitt

Yes but what text field? That's what I'm asking from the beginning. I see no option to make any kind of Text field that's related to tempo.

Are you maybe talking about General Text Field like in the attached image?

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In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Ok, but the Tempo Palette has no option to make a Tempo Text (Legato, Allegro, etc..). It just adds a Tempo Marking in the form of BPM. Where do you find a dropdown menu (or whatever) to choose a Tempo Text?

And can that Tempo Text be interpreted by the software, or is it just for the printing purpose?

Or do you mean I should make a Tempo Marking, than delete all the symbols and manually type the Tempo Text instead of it?

In reply to by kuwitt

Nice, thanks. So I simply add a Tempo Marking with Alt+t, then delete symbols inside that Marking and add desired text inside it.

Can software recognize keywords (like Allegro, Lento , etc) and link it up to certain predefined BMP values, or is that text just for the printing?