Targets are special
positions in your document. The accuracy of a target is the bar. There
can therefore only be one target per bar.
You choose in which bar you want the target to be inserted, and you can
then move quickly to this target, or play the piece from this point.
Targets are saved along with the document.
To open the target management menu, click the target icon located at
the bottom left corner of your document (in the placard). This menu is
available both in page mode and in scroll mode.
First, you will find here the list of targets already defined in the
current document, followed by the bar in which each target is located.
Select one of these elements to move to the matching target.
To create a target, click in the ruler to select a bar, then "Create a
target at bar..." to create a target at this bar. You are then asked
for the target name
In the ruler, a target icon appears.
In the target menu, you can ask for playing the piece from the target,
rename it or delete it. These operations always apply to the current
target, so move first to the target you wish.
||Note: To create or delete quickly a
target in a bar, right-click the ruler and select "Target" in the
A target can also be displayed in the document itself, on its first
Once one or several targets have been created, select "Setup captions"
in the target menu. You will define the appearance and the way target
captions are generated..
Targets are created as free text
objects related to the first staff. This free text uses
target-specific wildcard patterns.
see later that you can define manually targets by using these
In the target caption setup box, select first whether you want to
create targets automatically or not.
If targets are created automatically, each change in a target will
update the target captions.
For instance, if you add or delete a target, the matching target
caption will be updated.
If targets are not created automatically, you'll have to select "Setup
A target caption can be displayed according to three different formats:
- By the target name
- By the target rank, using letters A,B,C...
- By the target rank using numbers 1,2,3...
This caption can be framed.
The horizontal and vertical offset can also be specified in order to
set a specific location in the bar. This applies to targets while
creating their caption, but because they are actually free text
objects, you can drag a target caption, change its graphic settings or
change its caption as you could do with a regular free text.
When generating target captions, if a previous caption already existed
in the bar, its settings are preserved (location, font, etc.). Please
select "Regenerate captions" or "Erase captions" to create them from
the default settings.
You can ask for relating no caption to a target, for instance if this
target is only a marker you don't want to see on printing output. Go to
the target through the target menu and deactivate "Display caption" in
the same menu. If you asked for displaying target captions according to
their rank, this target will not be counted.
For instance, it you have three targets in your document and deactivate
caption display for the second one, the first will be "A" and the third
Another way is to create manually a target caption. Insert a free text
in a bar where a target has been set, and enter the following patterns
in this free text:
$!N to display the target name at this bar
$!A to display the target rank as a letter (A,B,C...)
$!# to display the target rank as a number (1,2,3...)