Hi all. Can you tell me if its possible to lock text to a particular measure. I want to do some scales in different keys and have the scale name stay consistent when I transpose the series to different keys.
I'm sorry its taken so long to get to the text lock matter in my work. I know how to make a text block.but can't find the text black measure lock feature. is it in a drop down menu when I'm in the text function?
I just did scroll view then text. Indeed the text box is red and I entered text. I assume the text till automatically lock to that measure when entered?
But the real reason I'm asking this is because when I put the scales back to page view I want to copy the master scales in one key, then past, transpose all the rest of the scales. So I'm hoping to avoid having to manually enter name of each scale when I copy/transpose. Will it work then too?
… I just did scroll view then text … I assume the text will automatically lock to that measure when entered? …
Yes, but - to play it safe - you should, in Scroll View, add the text block ON the measure and staff where you need it attached.
(You can always later adjust the position so that the text block e. g. is positioned above the staff)
Then, when the text block has been entered, go to the Frame Attributes for the text block (read my previous post) where you can see the actual attachment data.
You can also use the Frame Attributes to correct the attachment.
… But the real reason I'm asking this is because when I put the scales back to page view I want to copy the master scales in one key, then paste, transpose all the rest of the scales. So I'm hoping to avoid having to manually enter name of each scale when I copy/transpose. Will it work then too? …
Let me get this straight:
You have a scale with text that says e. g. “C major scale” - right?
Then you copy that scale, including the text - right?
Next, you will transpose the scale to e. g. F major - right?
And you hope that the text will automatically update itself so that the text now says “F major scale” - right?
Unfortunately neither the Text Tool nor the Expression Tool can automatically change the text according to the new key so that ‘C’ becomes ‘F’.
For that feature you could use the Chord Tool instead.