Command Location: Tools Menu / Program Options / General Preferences Tab
The General Preferences tab allows you to customise some of MidiIllustrator’s general features. You can, for example, set MidiIllustrator to automatically open the last file that you were working on as it starts up.
|At startup...||...open launch screen||When you select this option MidiIllustrator will display the launch screen when it starts up, allowing you quick and easy access to the program's most common activities.|
...restore last session
|When you select this option MidiIllustrator will automatically restore the set of scores that you were last working on when it starts up.|
|Open score transcription wizard for MIDI/Karaoke files||MidiIllustrator can automatically make all the decisions necessary to convert your MIDI and Karaoke files into notation.
Alternatively, you can use the Score Transcription Wizard to have MidiIllustrator arrange the file's musical content in a particular way, by selecting from a list of custom presentation modes. Depending on the style of the music, this can have a dramatic effect on readability.
When the ‘Open Score Transcription Wizard..’ box is checked, MidiIllustrator will automatically open the Score Transcription Wizard when you open a Karaoke file, or a MIDI file.
|Open lead sheet conversion dialog for Karaoke files||Check this box if you would like the Song Lead Sheet dialog to open automatically when you select a karaoke file which contains lyrics.|
|Warnings||Show General Messages||General Warning Messages are displayed when you perform actions that have consequences that you may be unaware of. The purpose of these messages is to double check that you are completely comfortable with the action that you are about to take.
The messages can be turned off by unchecking the ‘Show General Warning Messages’ box, but it is best to leave the warnings on until you are sure you are familiar enough with the basic mechanics of MidiIllustrator.
Note: If it seems that MidiIllustrator is completing certain actions without your consent ensure this warning has been turned on.
|Show MIDI Messages||MIDI Warning Messages are displayed when you perform MIDI actions that have consequences that you may be unaware of. The purpose of these messages is to double check that you are completely comfortable with the action that you are about to take.
The messages can be turned off by unchecking the ‘Show MIDI Warning Messages’ box, but it is best to leave the warnings on until you are sure you are familiar enough with the way that MidiIllustrator uses MIDI.
Note: If it seems that MidiIllustrator is completing certain actions without your consent ensure this warning have been turned on.
|Preferred Zoom Value||Using the Preferred Zoom drop down box you can select the value for your
"Preferred Zoom" Setting
(the pixel height of a single staff line) from a range of 2 to 16.
Generally speaking, MidiIllustrator remembers the zoom setting for each mode and its corresponding view, but you may want to specify a preferred value for quickly sizing your scores.
The "Preferred Zoom" command is a view/zoom command available from the "Toolbars & Zoom" toolbar and the View Menu.
|Set to Current Zoom Value||This button will automatically set the value in the Preferred Zoom Value drop down box to that which is currently being used on the score.|
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