In 6/8 measures, how do I get a single beam over all six eigths as a standard?

• Dec 30, 2017 - 16:55

As a standard, beaming happens automatically in MS. In a 6/8 measure this yields "1-2-3 4-5-6" beaming or, in other contexts, "1-2 3-4 5-6" beaming. I would need a default setting to beam all six notes in a 6/8 measure score so that all six eights are always beamed together, as a standard.

Please view the attachment.

How can I achieve this beaming in MS without having to mark and click every single measure using the palette's beaming symbols? Can I set the beaming as a default per score or something?


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For an entire score, the better is to create a specific time signature (or as mentioned below, edit the current one)
So: Shift + T -> create a 6/8 time signature, and tick the fourth note in the "Note group" to receive the result as image below:
Time sig.jpg
Then: click on "Add" buttton -> and in last, from the middle column, drag and drop this "new" 6/8 into the score. So, all the beaming will organized with this display.

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