Various options are available for changing the general appearance of the Score Editor. The different view modes can accelerate editing, or are required for particular operations.
The settings in the Score Editor’s View > Colors menu determine the color mode for the active Score Editor window. These settings have priority over all other color settings.
If the current display level allows more than one MIDI region to be viewed simultaneously (linked or unlinked), the View > Explode Folders setting affects how things are shown. Unlike the other editors, the Score Editor can display (or even print) the contents of different display (Folder) levels at once.
If the current display level contains folders, their contents are also displayed in the score.
Note: If this setting is not selected, folders appear as gray beams in Linear Score view, and aren’t shown at all in Page Score view.
Choose the View > Global tracks setting to view the global tracks in the Score Editor. You can only choose this setting in Linear Score view. The Configure Global Tracks command allows you to choose which global track types are shown.
Choose the View > Instrument Names setting to show the names of (used) track instruments, to the left of the score display.
You can show a graphical representation of a note’s duration by displaying duration bars in the Score Editor.
Choose View > Duration Bars, then choose one of the following display modes:
Note: Duration bars for selected notes are displayed according to the Selection Color setting in Logic Express > Preferences > Score.
Note: You can also use the Toggle Duration Bar Display key command, which toggles between Off and the last selected display mode.
You can change the length of duration bars displayed in the Score Editor.
Place the pointer over the end point of the duration bar, then drag horizontally when the pointer turns into the length change icon.
You can show an object’s exact time position by displaying guide lines in the Score Editor (show exactly the relation of symbols, staves, and time positions).
Choose View > Guides, then choose one of the following display modes:
Note: Guide lines for selected notes are displayed according to the Selection Color setting in Logic Express > Preferences > Score.
Note: You can also use the Toggle Guide Lines Display key command, which toggles between All Objects and the last selected display mode.