rectangle box around measure

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conniemae
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rectangle box around measure

Post by conniemae » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:38 am

I accidentally hit something that created a rectangular box around one stave in a measure. It goes away when I move out of that measure, but I wonder what damage it's doing. Any ideas?

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Re: rectangle box around measure

Post by miker » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:12 am

Can you post the file? Or even a screenshot?

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Re: rectangle box around measure

Post by motet » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:32 am

It sounds like "SmartFind and Paint," an old and arcane feature. It's bound to Ctrl-F. I don't think it survives saving, closing, and re-opening the file, but just type Ctrl-F again. If that doesn't get rid of the box, go to Edit/SmartFind and Paint/Deselect SmartFind Source.

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Re: rectangle box around measure

Post by conniemae » Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:58 am

Thanks to both of you. It seemed to disappear with I closed the file and reopened. :D

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