The File menu offers the following commands:
Opens the MidiIllustrator 'launch' dialog which allows you quick and easy access to the program's most common activities.
|Open||Opens files of the following formats *.mil, *.midi and *.kar. Also allows you to navigate quickly to your favourite file locations.
For more information on opening files and creating scores see Opening and Viewing MIDI Files.
|New Score||Opens the 'new score' dialog allowing you to create a new score from a template, or from scratch.|
|New Default Score||Creates a new score using the 'default' score template.|
|Save||Saves an open score using the same file name. Also allows you to navigate quickly to your favourite file locations.|
|Save As||Saves an open score to a specified file name, and allows you to save the score with an adjusted Master tempo. Also allows you to navigate quickly to your favourite file locations.|
|Save As Template||Saves a copy of the current score in a special template format, so that you can create new scores using the current score as a starting 'model'. The current score is not changed in any way by this action.|
|Save As Default Template||Saves a copy of the current score as the default template. The current score is not changed in any way by this action.|
|Save As Special...||Quantize MIDI Files as Notated
If you are saving a file in MIDI format and this box is checked, MidiIllustrator will set the timing of each note in the score to its exact notated value, overriding the original value for that note. Remember that MidiIllustrator does not alter the underlying MIDI performance of an imported MIDI file. When you play back a MIDI file you hear the original imported MIDI sequence, even though the notation may have been reorganised for enhanced presentation. This rule applies to saving files too. The note timings in the saved files will always be the same as the values in the original MIDI file unless you use this option to force the MIDI layout to mimic exactly the notation you see on the screen.
Please note that from version 3 of MidiIllustrator, the overriding "Master tempo" is automatically stored for each score when it is saved which is a simpler way to restore the "working" tempo for your scores than using the steps below.
If you have adjusted the Master tempo of the score you are working with, and would like that tempo to be stored with the score when you save it, save the score using "Save As" from the File Menu and specify this option.
When the score is reopened in the future, the "100%" score Master tempo will equivalent to the effective tempo at the time the score was saved.
|Close||Closes an open score.|
|Close All||Closes all open scores.|
|Revert to Saved||Closes an open score without saving changes made, and reopens the last saved copy. All changes since you last saved the score will be lost.|
|Prints the current score.|
|Quick Print Parts/Instruments/Staves||In order to print certain parts/instruments/staves in a single step, use the quick print facility.|
|Print Preview||Print Preview is the same as Page View. Displays the score on the screen as it will appear when printed.|
|Printing Options||Allows you to choose print formatting options such as paper size and orientation, margins and layout.|
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