Edit mode

Updated 4 years ago
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Many elements in the score can be edited in Edit Mode :

  • Double Click: Starts Edit Mode
  • Esc: Ends Edit Mode

Some elements show handles in edit mode, which can be moved by mouse dragging or keyboard commands.

Slur in Edit Mode:

Sample slur in Edit Mode

Available keyboard commands:

  • : Moves handle left one Space (the distance between two staff lines)
  • : Moves handle right one Space
  • : Moves handle up one Space
  • : Moves handle down one Space
  • Ctrl+ (Mac: +): Moves handle left 0.1 Space
  • Ctrl+ (Mac: +): Moves handle right 0.1 Space
  • Ctrl+ (Mac: +): Moves handle up 0.1 Space
  • Ctrl+ (Mac: +): Moves handle down 0.1 Space
  • Alt+: Moves handle left 0.01 Space
  • Alt+: Moves handle right 0.01 Space
  • Alt+: Moves handle up 0.01 Space
  • Alt+: Moves handle down 0.01 Space
  • Shift⇑+: Moves handle's tick anchor left
  • Shift⇑+: Moves handle's tick anchor right
  • Tab: Goes to next handle

If you need to move score elements manually, double-click it and use the directional keys.

See also