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Using layers - Notepad 2012

Postby mwestcott » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:20 pm


I want to enter some choir music on 2 layers, one for the soprano part, and one for the alto part (I am not good enough on the piano to play it myself). My thought is that I could put one part on layer 1, one part on layer 2, and then mute one layer at a time to hear the parts separately, or leave them unmuted to hear them together.

Is it possible to manipulate the layers like that? I have not been able to figure out how to turn on and off the layers.

The tutorials suggest that there are some helpful options in the Document menu option, but mine only shows "Select default fonts" and "Display in Concert pitch."

I also tried creating a file solely for the soprano part, and another separate file solely for the alto part, and a third file solely for the combined parts. I tried to copy-paste the alto part to layer 2 of the combined parts file, and it overwrites both layers.

Is it possible with Notepad to copy-paste a single layer at a time? Can I play back one layer at a time?

I realize this is free software, but I would love to know if this is a limitation of Notepad, or if I should keep trying to make this work.

Thanks for any help!
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Postby miker » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:16 am

You will need to go into the Score Manager. Once there, expand the staff, and put layers 1 and 2 on different channels. Then, you can mute them individually. ... nName=main
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