Entering meters not in the Time Signature palette
I'm creating a meter tutorial in MuseScore. That means I'll need to include lots of oddball time signatures.
I'm surprised that Musescore 3.62's Time Signature Properties dialog always shows Values properties disabled (i.e. the numeric fields and dropdown menus.)
And the handbook doesn't address the possibility of encountering various Time Signature properties in a disabled state, nor does it cover the topic of changing property values. It simply states:
Global value: Shows the global time signature and is set automatically when you add a time signature to the score. It is the reference for beats (as shown in the status bar) and tempo markings.
Actual value: Shows the time signature associated with a particular staff. This is normally the same as the global time signature, but can be set independently if required. See Local time signatures.
In the section Create a time signature>From the Time Signatures palette. The handbook says:
If the time signature you require is not available in any of the existing palettes, it can be created using one of the following methods
Sounds promising, but the instructions provided conclude saying that MuseScore will add the TimeSignature to the Palette! Nice option, but I just to add an unusual meter to the score ... I don't want to needlessly clutter my palette with dozens of seldom used meters (nor do I want create a new palette just to house a menagerie of wayward meters.)
I hope MS4 simplifies setting measures to any possible meter. In other notation apps I simply select a range of measures, open a meter dialog, and set the upper and lower values. And that's a functionality that the Time Signature Properties appears to offer.
In the meantime, what am I missing?