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randallcraig
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Text and song title disappear in score editor

Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:41 am

Hi...

I've created sheet music using using the score editor, for about 20 songs. I am finding that the song title and text (eg the copyright text) is "disappearing", for every part in each file. Lyrics are not affected.

This seems to happen on all of the tracks in an affected file - not just one of the tracks. This is happening on multiple files, so I'm pretty sure it isn't a corrupted file. The best I can figure out is that when I add an audio track to an existing file, for whatever reason, the song name and copyright info are auto-deleted, or auto-hidden somehow.

Any ideas? This is driving me crazy, and the work to re-add this text is absolutely huge.

Much appreciated, Randall
 
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Re: Text and song title disappear in score editor

Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:19 pm

Are you viewing your score in page view mode?
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Re: Text and song title disappear in score editor

Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:55 am

Yes I am looking at it in page view mode. There is no title or text (other than lyrics) in any view. I must have looked in about 50 google articles, and still nothing. The only thing that appears to be the case is that it is "Global Text" is what seems to have been deleted.
 
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Re: Text and song title disappear in score editor

Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:38 pm

Perhaps it is still there but in some way hidden.
Perhaps you could retrieve it via the Event List editor?
BTW, have you changed the Score fonts prefs?
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Re: Text and song title disappear in score editor

Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:13 am

Thanks Atlas. I checked through the Event List Editor thoroughly, and the text is not there. Didn't touch the Score fonts prefs, but looked anyway - nothing weird there either.
 
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Re: Text and song title disappear in score editor

Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:29 am

I landed on this thread because I have the same problem. I've only come across this problem recently, so I suspect it's a bug in one of the new Logic versions. I'm on 10.4.6.

Same here, no changing of score prefs, no deleting of header or footer etc. Suddenly, after some editing, all that text disappears.

It's very annoying, as it's not easy to re-instate all the info that I normally have in the score header and footer: Song title, composer, date, file name etc.

Is there a way to avoid this?
 
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Re: Text and song title disappear in score editor

Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:47 am

Text is tied to a certain instrument track and a position. If you later decide to enter more tracks at the top of the score, the track with text gets pushed down, and text appears to be lost.. When you first enter text. there will be a little dotted line showing you.

If this happens, look at event list on right side of main melody, shut off display to noes, CC's etc, you will then see the text. My fast and dirty way to fix is delete, and retype making sure it is tied to the top instrument track. Perhaps, cut and paste work also, never tried.

The score editor is VERY old code, not much has been done to it, because of it's complexity. It is not as elegantly written as new code. However if you take the time to figure out it's secrets. It is quite flexible. And contrary to opinion is is used by a fair amount of composers to make charts for sessions. Really formal scores of course use Sibelious or Finale. They are the most powerful. But many people are content to use Logic for quick making of charts
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