Page Text

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Page text appears at the header or footer of every printed page, or every left or right page, or just the first page of the score. Some common examples of page text are the song title and composer name on the first page, and page numbers displayed in headers or footers, such as illustrated here:


The above example shows the use of two standard page text items: the song title and page number. You can also add any other text that you type in, instead of these standard page text items.

Page text is displayed only in Page View, not in Window View. This is because page text is intended for the printed page. Page View shows on the screen what the printed page looks like.

Page text is different from free text. Free text is located within the score, and is placed relative to a staff and measure and beat within the measure. A given piece of free text is displayed only once in the score. In contrast, the page text may appear multiple times, at the same place on each page of the score, or optionally, on just the right or left pages of the score, or on just the first page of the score.

IMPORTANT: To reserve space for a title, page header or footer, specify top and bottom margins with the Page Setup command in the Format menu. To reserve space for the page title on the first page only, there is a special option in the Page Setup dialog box for Margin / First

Musician offers convenient options for horizontally aligning page text at the left, right, or center of a page, and for vertically aligning multiple selected page text objects.

Standard page text objects are defined for the song title, part name, file name, and page number.

Page text is applied to every score part. Thus, when you set up a page title or page header, it will be applied to each extracted part. Each part can have a unique part name, which you can enter with the Edit Part Name command in the Part menu. To display the unique part name in each separately printed part, use the standard page text for "part name".