Score Preferences in Logic Express

Score preferences consist of the following parameters:

Figure. Score preferences.
To open Score preferences
Do one of the following:
  • Choose Logic Express > Preferences > Score (or use the Open Score Preferences key command).

  • Click the Preferences button in the Arrange toolbar, then choose Score from the pop-up menu.

  • Choose Options > Open Score Preferences in the Score Editor.

  • “Show region selection colored” checkbox: If this option is activated, the staff lines of the currently selected MIDI region are displayed in color (blue). All other regions are displayed with black staff lines. This can be useful when changing the display parameters of regions, as the parameters in the Inspector’s Region Parameter box only affect the currently selected regions. If this option is turned off, all staffs are displayed in black, whether selected or not.
  • “Display distance values in inches” checkbox: This setting relates to the measurement units in the project settings and page rulers (Page view only), which can be in inches or centimeters. If not selected, the Page view defaults to centimeters.
  • Selection Color field: Allows you to choose the color of selected objects in the Score Editor. A Reset button also provides quick access to the default color (if it has been changed).
  • “Use external symbol font (if available)” checkbox: Enables the use of external fonts in the score. (See Printing the Score.)
  • Camera Tool:  Write To buttons: Choose either the Clipboard or a PDF File as the destination for image exports with the Camera tool. (See Exporting the Score as a Graphic File.)
  • “Auto split notes in multi staff chord styles” checkbox and “Split notes At” slider: The “Auto split notes in multi staff chord styles” preference is only relevant if the chosen default staff style (on the recording track) is polyphonic, and is using MIDI channels for voice assignment. In this situation, newly recorded notes are automatically saved with the different MIDI channels used in the corresponding staff style. They are allocated as per the split point set with the “Split notes At” preference.