Show formatting ('show invisibles' in a text app)

• Jun 20, 2016 - 21:54

Does anyone know if there's a way to see formatting? In a text editor like "Word" it would be 'show invisibles' and then paragraph marks, tabs, etc. show in blue.
Quite often something is preventing me from formatting the way I want especially when I open a .xml file and I keep hitting the score with a hammer until it's fixed. Easier way?


At the bottom of the View menu, you can choose whether to display "Unprintable" items, which are basically what you're looking for; line breaks, spacers, frames, etc.

In reply to by Isaac Weiss

Good point, however, I have "unprintable" checked and I'm not seeing text formatting - I can see line breaks and page breaks - but that's about it. While I'm at it... "double-click" selects word, "triple-click" selects complete text box.
I'm on a Mac, maybe it's different for Windows.

Remember, MuseScore has no word wrap. If a line ends before you want it, it has to be because there is a hard line break there. Seeing it won't actually tell you anythihng you don't already know: if a line of text ends, it is because there is a break after it.

If you continue to have problems, please post the score you are having trouble with and explain in more detail what specifically you are trying to do.

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