Arranger sections can be assigned to an optional section type attribute, such as Verse, Chorus, Bridge, etc. Cakewalk includes many common section types, and you can create your own custom section type presets (see To create a new section type preset).
By tagging sections with type attributes, you can use Arranger templates (see Arranger templates) to instantly create new arrangements from your existing sections (see To create a new arrangement from an Arranger template).
Figure 175. Section types.A. Section type name B. Section type abbreviation (indicates that the section has been assigned to a type) C. Section Type menuRight-click a section in the Arranger track or Arranger Inspector, point to Section Type, and select the desired section type.When a section is assigned to a type, the type abbreviation is shown in the top right corner of the section. This serves as a visual aide to help you identify which sections have been assigned to a type.
Note: If you have previously given the section a custom name, the original name is retained after assigning a section type. If you want to use the default style name, clear the current section name via the Rename command. A blank name will automatically use the stored style name. Should you want to use a blank section name, simply use a single space character as the name.
2. Right-click the section and select Section Type > New.
Note: In order to create a new section type, the selected section must have a unique name.The New command is disabled if:Figure 176. Section Type menu.A. Section that is used as the source for a new section type preset (the section name must be different than any existing section type presets)Figure 177. Factory section types and user section types are listed separately in the Section Type submenu.A. No section type (unassigned) B. Factory section types C. User section types
Tip: Custom user section types are stored in userArrangerSectionTypes.json in %AppData%\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core in case you want to back up or copy your custom section presets to a different computer.
Right-click a section that is assigned to the user section type that you want to delete, then select Section Type > Delete.Section types are global. If a user section type is deleted, any sections that were assigned to the deleted type (in any project) will automatically be reassigned to No Section Type.
Note: Only user section type presets can be edited. Factory section types cannot be edited from the UI, but you can edit the sectionTypes.json file that lives in C:\ProgramData\Cakewalk\Cakewalk Core\Arranger (one file per language).
2. In the Edit Arranger Section Type dialog box, specify the desired settings:
Name. The section name, as it appears in the Arranger track.
Abbreviation. The 1–3 character abbreviated section name, as shown in the top right corner of the section.
Color. The section type color.
Update existing sections of this type. Apply Name, Abbreviation, and Color changes to other existing sections of the same type in the current project.Figure 178. Section Type menu.A. Right-click a section that is assigned to the user section type you want to edit B. EditFigure 179. Edit Arranger Section Type dialog box.Right-click the section that you want to unassign, then select Section Type > No Section Type.
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