problem locating Manual in Help to solve several entry and printing problems
Since discovering MuseScore 0.9.2 Rev. 888 two weeks ago, I’ve enjoyed learning about the program by entering my piano pieces. Since I’m just a determined amateur, this open source program is a great benefit to me, since really couldn’t afford private software.
Yet, I’ve encountered a few problems that lead me to suspect that I’ve not located the right documentation. I have found and used the “Handbook” on the MuseScore web site and it’s been very helpful. In the Muse Score program, clicking on “Help” and then on “Manual,” produces elicits no result. Should I be able to access the “Manual” in this way, or is it available in another way?
Especially useful have been the ‘undo’ function during my experiments with the program. Using letter keys for note entry is excellent.
Here are a few of the specific problems I can’t solve.
1.Four or five times. Windows (Vista operating system) has given the screen message “Program has stopped working.” Am I in some way the cause of this, and how can I prevent it?
2.How can I copy several measures of piano score to a new place in the same piece to avoid reentry of notes? I’ve tried everything I can think of, but can’t discover a way to highlight measures I’d like to copy.
3.How can I achieve predictability in accessing some functions? For example, accessing “note entry” and placing the cursor for “note entry” at a specific place in the score, and accessing a second voice have all been somewhat unpredictable. In each case I’ve sooner or later succeeded, but it’s not always clear how, and I have trouble doing again what I’ve just done.
4.The printout I made yesterday on an HP PhotoSmart 8400 Series printer prints the clefs and notes, but none of the lines. What have I done wrong? I would also like to use MuseScore to produce a pdf. version, which Wikipedia states MuseScore can do. Is the documentation for doing this? I’ve been unable to find it on the MuseScore web site.
Perhaps access to the right documentation will solve all these matters, and I will appreciate whatever help you can offer.
Thanks for any help with these matters.