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Making a time selection. The Time ruler follows the Snap to Grid settings, if enabled.
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Adding loop, punch, and pitch markers.  You can right-click in the Time ruler to add markers.
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Zooming and scrolling. Point the mouse pointer at the top half of the Clips pane or Piano Roll view time ruler until the mouse pointer looks like , then drag up/down to zoom horizontally, or left/right to scroll. For details, see Zooming and scrolling in the time ruler.
In the Track view and Piano Roll view, the Time ruler has the following time display options or formats:
Figure 35. The Time ruler
A. M:B:T B. H:M:S:F C. Samples D. Milliseconds E. Remove ruler F. Add ruler
The M:B:T setting follows your settings in the Meter/Key view. If you project is set to 4/4 time, you have four beats in the Time ruler for each measure. If your project is set to 6/8 time, you have six beats in the Time ruler for each measure.
Note: When Smart Grid is enabled in the Control Bar’s Snap module, the M:B:T time rulers in the Clips pane and Piano Roll view are optimized to show relevant snap locations.
If there is only one format displayed in the Time ruler, you can switch the format by right-clicking in the Time ruler and selecting the format you prefer.To switch the Time ruler format to M:B:T
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In the menu that appears, select Time Ruler Format > M:B:T.
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In the menu that appears, select Time Ruler Format > H:M:S:F.
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In the menu that appears, select Time Ruler Format > Samples.
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In the menu that appears, select Time Ruler Format > Milliseconds.
Additionally, you can add or remove Time ruler formats using the Plus/Minus buttons located just outside the right edge of the Time ruler.
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Click the Plus button and select a Time ruler format from the pop-up menu.
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Click the Plus button and select a Time ruler format you would like to add from the pop-up menu.
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Click the Minus button and select from the pop-up menu to remove an active Time ruler format.
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Right-click in the Time ruler and move the cursor to Time ruler format in the pop-up menu. A list of all Time ruler formats appears. Active formats are checked, inactive formats are unchecked.
Note: Selecting the Display All Times as SMPTE check box in Edit > Preferences > Customization - Display forces all times in the project to be displayed in SMPTE time, regardless of your setting in the Time ruler.

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