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Notation and lyricsThe Staff view ► Opening the Staff view

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Right-click on a track in the Clips pane and choose Views > Staff View on the pop-up menu.
You can always change the tracks that are displayed: in the Staff view, click the Track menu, choose Pick Tracks and select the tracks you want. You can display one or more tracks.
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Print. Open the Print dialog box, which lets you print notation.
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Print Preview. Open the SONAR Print window, where you can view your document before you print it.
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Export to ASCII Tab. Open the Save As dialog, where you can set the name and location for an ASCII text file of a track’s tablature.
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Export to MusicXML. Open the Save As dialog, where you can export the displayed notation as MusicXML. For details, see Export to MusicXML.
The Edit menu contains the following commands:
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Layout. Open the Staff View Layout dialog box.
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Quick TAB. Create tablature based on standard fingering patterns. After you try the quick version, you can customize the tablature to your liking.
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Regenerate TAB. Generate a new TAB staff in the Staff pane.
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Play Previous. Play the previous note from the Now time.
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Play Next. Play the next note from the Now time.
The View menu contains the following commands:
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Show/Hide Track Pane. Show or hide the Track pane.
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Show/Hide Fret View. Show or hide the guitar fretboard display.
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Display Resolution. Use the submenu to specify the smallest note duration that will display in the Staff view.
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Fill Durations. Visually round up notes to the next note or beat, whichever comes first—useful for displaying recorded MIDI notes, but not for entering notes with the Draw tool
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Trim Durations. Visually round down note durations if they extend a little past the start of the next note—useful for displaying recorded MIDI notes, but not for entering notes with the Draw tool.
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Zoom in/out. Zoom in/out horizontally and vertically.
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Lyrics. Use the Draw tool to insert Lyric events.
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Chords. Use the Draw tool to insert Chord events. After you enter a chord, right-click it to edit it.
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Expression. Use the Draw tool to insert Expression events. Click below a staff to create a text box, type some dynamics, and press ENTER.
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Hairpin. Use the Draw tool to insert Hairpin events (crescendo or decrescendo markings).
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Pedal. Use the Draw tool to insert Pedal events. Click below a staff to enter a pedal down marker and a pedal up marker. You can drag both markers to reposition them.
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Cursor position. This field shows the cursor’s current position in both project time and pitch level. The pitch level is listed in both letter and number formats.
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Click the Staff view Track menu and choose Show/Hide Track Pane.
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In the Track pane, click a track’s M, S, or R buttons, respectively.
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