Text blocks

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    Not to be confused with header, see Header and footer chapter.

    Overview

    A text block is a Text object in frame. Used together with a vertical frame that spans whole width of a page, they are designed to elegantly:

    • Display the title, subtitle composer, arranger, lyricist etc at the beginning of a score.
    • Display details of individual pieces within a suite.
    • Display lyrics at the end of a song/hymn.

    Score created from certain template contains a top vertical frame with Text objects on the first page. They are automatically assigned with information provided by user in the New Score dialog, see Setting up score : Additional score information . They are not header, header is the functionality to add text to every pages, see Header and footer chapter.

    Adding text blocks to your score

    Add an appropriate frame first if there is none, see Using frames for additional content.

    To add a text block to a frame, either:

    • Right-click on the frame and select Add , then select Text, Title, Subtitle, Composer, Lyricist, or Part name, or
    • Select the frame, then from the menu bar select Add→TextTitle, Subtitle, Composer, Lyricist, or Part name . This method does not have Text option.

    Every option explained above adds a blank object, regardless of information provided in New Score dialog or metadata tags (see Project properties chapter. Content entered into the said object also does not change the metadata tags. The main difference between these options is the default alignment positioning and font size, see "Text block text style" section.

    Changing the appearance of text blocks

    1. Select a Text object.
    2. In the Properties panel, edit the desired property. Some useful properties are:

    To save settings into a style profile, click on the ellipsis (three dots) icon to the right of a property and select “”Save as default style for this score”, see Templates and styles chapter.

    Text block text Properties

    The text properties of a selected text block can be changed in the Text section of the Properties panel.

    Alternatively you may wish to choose a different text style altogether from the dropdown list under “Text style” (in Properties: TextMore)

    Text block text Style

    See the main chapter Templates and styles

    • Values of the "Style for text inside Part name" can be edited in Format→Style→Text Style→Instrument Name (Part).
    • Values of the "Style for text inside Text (text object type)" can be edited in Format→Style→Text Style→Frame.
    • Values of the "Style for text inside Title" can be edited in Format→Style→Text Style→Title.
    • Values of the "Style for text inside Subtitle" can be edited in Format→Style→Text Style→Subtitle.
    • Values of the "Style for text inside Composer" can be edited in Format→Style→Text Style→Composer.
    • Values of the "Style for text inside Lyricist" can be edited in Format→Style→Text Style→Lyricist.

    See also