The TGTools INDEX v2.09

 

This index lists all TGTools functions in relation to certain keywords, and then shows which menu item to use. For example, Modify>Shift would mean that you will find the function you need by going into then TGTools menu, then Modify and then Shift.

 

Accidentals

beautify positioning before fourths, fifths, and sixths Modify>Shift

check, unfreeze, add extra Music>Accidentals

fine-tune position before notes with ledger lines Modify>Shift

shift right ends of glissandi before Modify>Shift

 

Alterations

search and modify (change noteheads, erase, hide, show, resize)
can be used to prepare playback of quarter-note music

Modify>Special Modifications

 

Analyze Music (for parallelisms) Miscellaneous>Analyze

 

Articulations

align dynamics by converting to text expressions

Modify>Align/Move

resolve collisions with slurs Modify>Slurs

transfer metatools between files Modify>Transfer

 

Auricle Miscellaneous>Auricle Import

 

 

Baselines Lyrics>Reset Adjustments, Baselines

 

Bars see Measures

 

Beams

break Music>Beam Breaker

create brackets above Modify>Special Modifications (Durations tab)

remove angle adjustments Modify>Remove

remove stems & beams Modify>Remove

 

Beat Charts see Spacing

 

Bends see Glissandi

 

Brackets

create above beam groups Modify>Special Modifications (Durations tab)

see Groups, Parentheses

 

Browser for Text Expressions TGTools>Browser (Windows only)

 

 

Character Sets (Mac<>Windows) Miscellaneous>Character Set Conversion

 

Chords

custom chord styles (DO RE MI / Bb-H-H#) Miscellaneous>Custom Chord Styles

search and modify (change noteheads, erase, hide, show, resize)
Modify>Special Modifications

 

Classical Eighth Note Beams Music>Beam Breaker

 

Clefs

find possible errors (enharmonic oddities) Miscellaneous>Find

 

 

Complementary Rhythms

improve spacing of TGTools>New Spacing

 

 

Crescendos see Hairpins

 

Cues Parts>Add Cue Notes

 

 

Decrescendos see Hairpins

 

Diamonds see Harmonics

Diddles

playback Modify>Playback

 

Durations

calculate duration of music Miscellaneous>Calculate Duration

divide note values in halves, inserting rests Modify>Rests

insert rests by shortening notes Modify>Rests

minimize number of rests (by extending preceding notes) Modify>Rests

pretend different duration Modify>Special Alterations

 

Dynamics

align / move Modify>Align/Move

mass create hairpins Music>Create Hairpins

playback Modify>Playback

also see Keyboard Shortcuts

 

 

Enclosures (of text expressions)

copy to other expressions,

remove Modify>Enclosures

 

Encore (the following command is useful for imported Encore files)

convert measure-attached blocks to text expressions
Modify>Expressions

 

Enharmonics

Music>Respell Notes

also see Harp Pedaling

 

Entries

find measures with Miscellaneous>Find

also see Notes, Rests

 

Exercises

use measure numbers to count sections Layout>Special Measure Number Regions

 

Export music numerically Miscellaneous>Export To Spreadsheet

 

Expressions

align, move Modify>Align/Move

browse TGTools>Browser (Windows), TGTools>Select Text Expression (Mac)

convert measure-attached to note-attached TGTools>Expressions

convert staff-listed expressions into per-staff ones TGTools>Expressions

find in score Miscellaneous>Find

modify definitions TGTools>Browser (Windows only)

multiply horizontal positions with a number TGTools>Expressions

remove multi-staff expressions from staves where the measure is empty
TGTools>Expressions

remove unused definitions Miscellaneous>Text Expression Sorter

repair measure expressions (for mass mover copying etc.) Modify>Reset

select from sorted list
TGTools>Browser (Windows), TGTools>Select Text Expression (Mac)

sort Miscellaneous>Text Expression Sorter

transfer measure-attached expressions (with correct staff assignments)
Modify>Transfer

transfer metatools between files Modify>Transfer

also see Enclosures, Keyboard Shortcuts

 

 

Fonts

in Text Expressions TGTools>Browser (Windows only)

List of fonts in document Miscellaneous->Font Info

 

 

Glissandi

leave space for Modify>New Spacing

playback (pitch bends or fingered) Modify>Playback

shift right ends before accidentals Modify>Shift

 

Grace Notes

ignore for spacing Modify>New Spacing

position Modify>Shift

 

Graphics

transfer page graphics between files Modify>Transfer

Groups

update optimized groups Layout>Update Groups

 

 

Harp Pedaling

create pedal diagrams, add pedal changes,

respell enharmonics Parts>Harp Pedaling

 

Hairpins

align / move / straighten Modify>Align/Move

make horizontal over system breaks Modify>Reset

mass create Music>Create Hairpins

playback Modify>Playback

repair (for mass mover copying etc.) Modify>Reset

set opening widths Modify>Reset

also see Keyboard Shortcuts

 

Harmonics Music>Harmonics

 

Hyperscribe Music>Smart Split Point

 

 

Import Auricle Cue Files Miscellaneous>Auricle Import

 

Incipits (a pieces first few measures in a table of contents)

Layout>Incipits

 

Instruments see Groups, Layout, System Optimization

 

Intervals

also see Harmonics

 

 

Keyboard

user-defined shortcuts TGTools>Options (Windows only)

see Keyboard Shortcuts

also see Metatools

 

 

Laisser Vibrer (l.v.) Music>Laisser Vibrer

 

Layers

join rests in multiple layers Modify>Rests

also see Parts

 

Layout

fit measures in specified number of systems Layout>Fit Measures

join systems Layout>Join Two Staff Systems

split system Layout>Split Staff System

transfer measures attributes, locked measure groups, spacing, widths;
system margins, attributes
Modify>Transfer

also see System Optimization, Incipits

 

Ledger Lines

fine-tune position of accidentals before Modify>Shift

 

Lyrics

improve spacing (esp. melismas) TGTools>New Spacing

reset adjustments, baselines Lyrics>Reset Adjustments, Baselines

shift centered lyrics (depending on punctuation) Lyrics>Shift Lyrics

word extensions Lyrics>Word Extensions

New Spacing also incorporates these separately available features:

correct centering of syllables under long notes Lyrics>Shift Lyrics

left-align melismas Lyrics>Left-Align Melisma Syllables

shift syllables on first beat Lyrics>Move Syllables On Beat One

 

 

Macintosh<>Windows Miscellaneous>Character Set Conversion

 

Margins

transfer system margins Modify>Transfer

 

Measures

calculate duration Miscellaneous>Calculate Duration

compare Miscellaneous>Compare Entries

fill with rests Music>Fill With Rests (fills beat-wise)

fit in specified number of systems Layout>Fit Measures

measure expressions see Expressions

set widths Spacing>Measure Widths

transfer attributes, locks, spacing, widths Modify>Transfer

use measure numbers to count sections Layout>Special Measure Number Regions

also see Layout, Spacing, Incipits

 

Melismas

improve spacing TGTools>New Spacing

left-align TGTools>Lyrics>Left-Align Melisma Syllables

 

Metatools

browse TGTools>Browser (Windows only)

modify TGTools>Browser (Windows only)

transfer between files Modify>Transfer

 

Midi Note Numbers see Playback

 

Music Spacing see Spacing

 

 

 

New Spacing see Spacing

 

Note Spacing see Spacing

 

Notes

avoid extra space for notes that exceed a measures duration New Spacing

center notes equal to the measures duration Modify>Shift

center whole notes in relation to other notes Modify>Shift

compare Miscellaneous>Compare Entries

convert to rests Modify>Remove

divide note values in halves, inserting rests Modify>Rests

note expressions see Expressions

position grace notes Modify>Shift

pretend different duration Modify>Special Alterations

remove horizontal displacements; adjustments of stem position & length, beam angle Modify>Remove

remove stems Modify>Remove

search and modify (change notehead, erase, hide, show, resize)
Modify>Special Modifications

search and replace pitch classes Modify>Replace Pitches

also see Enharmonics, Harmonics, Laisser Vibrer, Playback, Spacing, Split Point, Tremolos, Trill Notes

 

 

Optimization see System Optimization

 

 

Pages see Layout, System Optimization

 

Page Graphics

transfer between files Modify>Transfer

 

Page Text Blocks

transfer between files Modify>Transfer

 

Parallelisms Miscellaneous>Analyze

 

Parentheses

Music>Make Parenthesized Trill Notes

also see Harmonics

 

Parts

add cue notes Parts>Add Cue Notes

compare (with score) Miscellaneous>Compare Entries

extract one voice from multi-part system Parts>Process Extracted Parts

find measures with entries Miscellaneous>Find

harp pedaling Parts>Harp Pedaling

join rests in multiple layers Modify>Rests

smart distribution of notes in groups with multi-part systems
Parts>Smart Distribution

smart explosion of multi-part systems Parts>Smart Explosion

 

Percussion

use l.v. noteheads Music>Laisser Vibrer

 

Piano

Music>Smart Split Point

also see Tremolos

 

Pitches

combine with rhythms Music>Combine Rhythms And Pitches

bends see Glissandi

search and modify (change notehead, erase, hide, show, resize)
Modify>Special Modifications

search and replace pitch classes Modify>Replace Pitches

also see Harmonics

 

Playback

diddles, glissandi, hairpins, tremolos, trills Modify>Playback

custom (change Midi note numbers for trills/tremolos & staccato notes,
alter note durations except when legato)
Modify>Custom Playback

also see Harmonics

 

Primary Beams see Beams

 

Printing TGTools>Print Multiple Files (Windows only)

 

Proportionality see Spacing

 

 

Rests

break beams over Music>Beam Breaker

center whole-measure rests Modify>Rests (Shift tab)

convert notes to rests Modify>Remove

fill measures with Music>Fill With Rests (fills beat-wise)

insert rests by shortening notes Modify>Rests

join rests in multiple layers Modify>Rests

minimize number of rests (by extending preceding notes) Modify>Rests

pretend different duration Modify>Special Alterations

remove displacements Modify>Remove

remove hidden rests Modify>Remove

search and modify (erase, hide, show, resize)
Modify>Special Modifications

split rests in two (for odd time signatures) Modify>Rests

 

Rhythms

combine with pitches Music>Combine Rhythms And Pitches

improve spacing of complementary rhythms TGTools>New Spacing

see also Durations

 

 

Score

check for optimization errors Layout>Staff List Manager

compare (with parts) Miscellaneous>Compare Entries

 

Search And Modify (change notehead, erase, hide, show, resize)

Modify>Special Modifications

 

Secondary Beams see Beams

 

Sections

use measure numbers to count sections Layout>Special Measure Number Regions

 

Shape Expressions see Expressions

 

Slurs

convert measure-attached to note-attached Modify>Slurs

convert to ties Modify>Slurs

increase slur height by a fixed amount Modify>Slurs

mass-create Music>Create Slurs

recalculate contour Modify>Slurs

replace (change type of slur, such as dashed/normal) Modify>Special Modifications

reset positioning Modify>Slurs

resolve collisions with articulations Modify>Slurs

use l.v. noteheads Music>Laisser Vibrer

 

SmartScore (the following command is useful for imported SmartScore files)

remove hidden rests
Modify>Rests

 

Smart Shapes

align / move Modify>Align/Move

repair (for mass mover copying etc.) Modify>Reset

replace (change type of smart shape) Modify>Special Modifications

 

Spacing

expand, compress (esp. partial measures) Spacing Menu

leading white-space Spacing>Modify leading white-space

lyrics, melismas TGTools>New Spacing

make or remove space in measure Spacing Menu

make proportional Spacing>Proportionality

repair displaced trill notes Music>Repair Parenthesized Trill Notes

set measure widths Spacing>Measure Widths

simplify beat-chart Spacing>Remove Extraneous Beat-Chart Handles

transfer beat-charts and measure widths Modify>Transfer

TGTools>New Spacing includes these features:

    avoid extra space for notes that exceed a measures duration

    ignore grace notes for spacing

    improved lyrics spacing (especially melismas, see Lyrics)

    improved spacing for complementary rhythms

    leave space for note-attached glissandi

 

Spelling see Enharmonics

 

Split Point Music>Smart Split Point

 

Staccato see Playback

 

Staff Lists see Expressions, Layout

 

Staves see Groups, Layout, System Optimization, Parts

 

Stems

remove stems Modify>Remove

remove adjustments of position & length Modify>Remove

 

Strings see Harmonics

 

Systems see Layout, Parts, System Optimization

 

System Optimization

view, edit, copy, check for errors, add or remove instruments,
change staff distances
Layout>Staff List Manager

update optimized groups Layout>Update Groups

align instruments on left/right pages,
scale staff positions
Layout>Scale Staff Positions

move to other systems Layout>Shift System Optimization

copy to other systems Layout>Copy System Optimization

 

 

Text Blocks

convert measure-attached blocks to text expressions
Modify>Expressions

transfer page text blocks between files Modify>Transfer

 

Text Expressions see Expressions

 

Ties

convert slurs to ties Modify>Slurs

use l.v. noteheads Music>Laisser Vibrer

 

Time (calculate duration of music) Miscellaneous>Calculate Duration

 

Tremolos

piano tremolos (create, modify, play back, remove) Music>Tremolos

see Playback

 

Trills

trill notes Music>Make/Repair Parenthesized Trill Notes
see Playback

 

 

Violin see Harmonics

 

Voices

join rests in multiple layers Modify>Rests

see Parts

 

Volume (Midi) see Hairpins

 

 

White-space Spacing>Modify a measures leading white-space

 

Windows<>Macintosh Miscellaneous>Character Set Conversion

 

Word Extensions Lyrics>Word Extensions