print preview

• Jul 8, 2020 - 13:27

Can't there be a "print preview"? I don't understand why it's not there next to "print" like on any other software I have used to create printed output.


Comments

In reply to by Mark L. Huffman

If you explain what you mean by "verifiably false"? In general, the page view is indeed the same as what other software might call a print preview. if you have a particular score where you are finding a difference, that might be a bug, so we'd need you to attach the score where you are seeing a difference and explain the difference you are seeing in order to understand and assist better.

Second that this is a critical feature. At a minimum I expect it would:
a) hide all palettes/toolbars/panels irrelevant to previewing appearance to maximize useful screen real estate
b) make the score read-only (currently it's far too easy to accidentally modify the score while trying to navigate around it with the mouse)
c) by default zoom out to show the height of a whole page
d) provide readily accessible controls for navigation (think of a 100-page score in several movements etc., e.g. "previous page" and "next page" buttons, easy ability to jump to a particular page/measure/etc.).

Whether it would make sense to facilitate playback from preview mode I'm not sure, personally I would treat them differently but not all users work the same way.

In reply to by Dylan Nicholson1

The Navigator shows a read-only preview (thumbnail), displays the full height of page(s), and its scale is adjustable by dragging the border separating it from the score.

Small scaling, less Navigator detail:

Nav.png
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Larger scaling, more Navigator detail:
Navigator.png

In both images, the blue box represents the area that is currently visible in the score area. Score edits are made in the score area. Also, playback functions.
See:
https://musescore.org/en/handbook/3/viewing-and-navigation#navigator

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