|Instruction manual - Pizzicato 3.6.2||EN478 - Revision of 2013/05/29|
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Pizzicato lets you to manage several versions of the same measure or of a whole section of your score. This possibility can be useful during the composition for example. The various versions of the measures are memorized with the document and can be selected for playing. If a measure has several versions, the current version is the one you see on the score and it is this version that will be played. Let us see that in practice.
- In a new document, fill in the following measures:
- Select the last measure and click with the right mouse button (option-click on Mac). In the menu, select the Versions..., New version item. The content of the last measure seems to have disappeared. Use the reference marks tool (shortcut ":") and you will see:
- The 2/2 indication in red shows that this measure contains two versions and that the viewed version is the second one. The first digit is the current version and the second is the total number of versions. Measures that contain only one version (i.e. all other measures) do not show this indication. Fill in this measure to get:
- To get your first version back, select the measure, call the contextual menu (right click) to select the Versions..., Change version, Version 1 item. The score displays the first version of the measure:
- The 1/2 indication specifies that version 1 is visible and that this measure contains two versions. What we did here can be done with several selected measures and staves, or for the full score if needed. You can add as many versions as necessary to one or more measures. It is up to you to manage the versions and know what you do with them.
Duplicate / delete a version [Light] [Beginner] [Professional] [Notation] [Composition Light] [Composition Pro] [Drums and Percussion] [Guitar] [Choir] [Keyboard] [Soloist]
The version created herebefore was empty. You can also create a version based on the current version, with the purpose to slightly modify it.
- Select the first 3 measures of the score and with a right click, select the Versions..., Duplicate version item. You get:
- Three measures were duplicated in a second version. By modifying these notes slightly, your score then contains two complete versions of these 4 measures. To go from one version to the other, select the measures and change the versions as previously explained. Select all measures and choose version 1. If you modified version 2, you get version 1 back:
- To remove a version, select the measures and call the Versions... Delete version contextual menu. Select measure 4 and delete the version, you get:
- The current version is deleted and Pizzicato displays the remaining version (we removed version 1; version 2 thus becomes version 1, because the versions are always numbered from 1 up to the number of versions). Notice that it is impossible to remove the single version of a measure because a measure has always at least one version.
A remark must be done when using the copy/paste functions. When you copy/paste one or more measures, only the current version is affected by the operation. It is the same for all operations done with a measure (justification, transcription, MIDI data modification...).