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mkrass
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   Posted 8/23/2011 1:11 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Dear all,

I have created a 130 page score of music for several instruments and speech (on a seperate staff). Since the music is synchronized with the speech (speech by JFK btw), the speech text had to be put into the score, but without any rhythm. For that, I created a text block for each measure into which I typed the part of the speech being spoken during that measure. These textblocks are all assigned to the same (speech-)staff, just to different measures.
Now here's the question:
Is there any solution/workaround for aligning all those (300+) text blocks to the same vertical offset from the speech staff? I hope I don't have to do this manually...

Thanks for any help...
Best Whishes,
Manuel
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Fred G. Unn
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   Posted 8/23/2011 1:20 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Generally speaking, the Text tool is for text that is attached to a page, for text attached to a measure you should use the Expression tool. How did you enter the text?
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   Posted 8/23/2011 1:24 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
All text tool-blocks, I'm afraid. I wasn't aware of your tip, I only used expressions for texts that were in the score multiple times...
Thanks already,
Manuel
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   Posted 8/23/2011 1:51 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
If the text blocks are "Measure Attached" and not "Page Attached", you can use Robert Patterson's plug-in "Mass Copy" to set them all to a default position with very little work.

open the Mass Copy window and check "Measure Items - Text". Click the Options button and check "Paste attributes only". Adjust one text block as a source, click on the source measure with the selection tool and hit the "Set Source" button. You're now ready to paste in wherever you want.

Download the demo, give it a try and send Robert some cash. This seems to be one of those situations where the cost of the plug-in is worth the time saved on a single project.

www.robertgpatterson.com/-fininfo/finmain.html


Les


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   Posted 8/23/2011 2:32 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Super, I'll give it a try! Thanks!
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