On Fri, 2019-06-28 at 21:12 +0000, Bill Goodman wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> Can you please list the steps for when one wants a passage to be
> played an octave higher than written (so the notes don't have to be
> displayed far above the staff, but are displayed at the lower octave
> and the notation symbol for this effect is printed)?
> I found "OctaveUP' in the command center, but this command changes
> the displayed position of the note, rather than creating the notation
> I'm looking for.
Are you looking for the ottava marking?
Inserts an 8va mark (transposing the notes accordingly) or terminates
one already started.
Location: Object Menu ▶ Directives ▶ Markings ▶ Spanning
Internal Name: Ottava
I've improved the help for this command to read:
<_tooltip>Inserts an 8va mark (or 15ma) mark or terminates one
already started. Either octave up or octave down can be specified. The
notes should be entered at the true (sounding) pitch. Combine with a
Print Transposition if you want to see the notes in the display at the
transposed pitch (affects the MIDI playback).</_tooltip>
so that it will be more easily found in the Command Center.