Score properties

Several meta tags are generated automatically on creation of a score, and more may be created later. These may then be used in a header or footer—see below.

FileScore Properties... (FileInfo... in versions earlier than 2.0.3) shows the values of the existing meta tags.

Score Properties

Preexisting meta tags

Every score has the following fields available in Score Properties. Some are automatically filled in on score creation, while others will be empty unless specifically changed. The first four items in the following list are not user-modifiable, and cannot be used in the header or footer (they are not really meta tags).

  • File Path: The score file's location on your Computer (2.0.3 and later).
  • MuseScore Version: The version of MuseScore the score was last saved with.
  • Revision: The revision of MuseScore the score was last saved with.
  • API-Level: The file format version.
  • arranger: (empty)
  • composer: As entered in the New Score Wizard (which is also used to fill the composer text in the top vertical framebe aware that later changes to one are not reflected in the other).
  • copyright: As entered in the New Score Wizard. Copyright info appears as seemingly uneditable text at the bottom of every page of a score, but it can be edited or removed by changing the value here.
  • creationDate: Date of the score creation. This could be empty, if the score was saved in test mode (see Command line options).
  • lyricist: As entered in the New Score Wizard (which is also used to fill the corresponding lyricist text in the top vertical frame—be aware that later changes to one are not reflected in the other).
  • movementNumber: (empty)
  • movementTitle: (empty)
  • originalFormat: This tag exists only if the score got imported and then contains the format the score got imported from (see file formats).
  • platform: The platform the score was created on: "Microsoft Windows", "Apple Macintosh", "Linux" or "Unknown". This might be empty if the score was saved in test mode.
  • poet: (empty)
  • source: May contain a URL if the score was downloaded from or saved to MuseScore.com.
  • translator: (empty)
  • workNumber: (empty)
  • workTitle: As entered in the New Score Wizard (which is also used to fill the corresponding title text in the top vertical frame—be aware that later changes to one are not reflected in the other).

Every part additionally has the following meta tag, generated and filled on part creation:

  • partName: Name of the part as given on part creation (which is also used to fill the corresponding part name text in the top vertical frame—be aware that later changes to one are not reflected in the other).

Modify a meta tag

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 FileScore Properties and you can change the current text or fill in the empty field for any of the tags listed.

Add a new meta tag

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 FileScore Properties... (FileInfo... in versions earlier than 2.0.3) and click the New button.

Input tag name

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 StyleGeneral... to open the Edit Style window and choose Header, Footer, Numbers from the sidebar on the left.

Style / Header,Footer,Numbers

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.

Style / Header,Footer,Numbers

You can use these tags (e.g. $:workTitle:) and macros (e.g. $M) in the appropriate boxes to add them to 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.

See also

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