text box?

• Oct 2, 2022 - 19:15

am using 3.6.2
I see several alternatives for "frames" and/or adding text.

I want to add a text box of arbitrary size, and drag it anywhere on scores. It is simply
to keep notes about what I've done to the score. I can't rem when I come back
1 wk or 1 mo later.

What is best alternative?



The only problem that I see with this is that if your notes are very long, when you later delete them, the layout might change. Consider keeping your notes on a separate page.

In reply to by Brer Fox

1st, THX for the reply, BUT, I have read your suggestion (eariler and again), and it is NOT clear (to me) because it says "It is advised to keep/unzip each plugin into its own subfolder".

Since Musescore defaults to NOT do this. The above quote implies (to me) that Musescore is going to dig however deep through sequential folders until it finds a qml file??? I dont think so.

In reply to by dpenny

I believe you are overthinking this, but sorry if I wasn't clear. This is how I usually install a plug in.

  1. Download it - it will be in a zip file.
  2. I leave the zip file in the downloads folder, right-click it and extract to the default suggested which will be a folder still in the downloads folder.
  3. I read the Readme in case it has any useful instructions, but usually it doesn't. So....
  4. I copy just the qml file into the documents/musescore3/plugins folder
  5. Now I enable them in the Plugins menu found at the top of the MS window in Plugins > Plugin manager https://musescore.org/en/handbook/3/plugins#enable-disable-plugins
  6. Find the plugin in the list that appears and tick the checkbox.
  7. Open a score and make sure the Inspector is CLOSED. Select a measure where you want the note to appear. Then click "Plugins" and select "annotations". On the side of your window where the Inspector normally appears, a sidebar marked Annotations appears with the options to Add or Delete one.
    I recommend not having the Inspector open at first because though the annotations bar still appears it is tiny, at the bottom, and easily overlooked so that you think it doesn't work. Once the Annotations sidebar appears you can then open the Inspector and both will be displayed at a normal size, with the Annotations stacked below the Inspector.

I hope this helps - and if you've already figured it out then it may help someone else. :)

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