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Logic 9 Horizontal text/symbol alignment

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by Christopher Pratt, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Please forgive this novice question! I've only been using this program for 20 years. Please someone tell me how to align text and symbols horizontally. I know how to align text vertically. I thought it was "snap to grid" position but I can't find out how to do it. I want to input note names vertically underneath chords for a pupil who has difficulty reading staff notation.
     
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  3. EastWest Lurker

    EastWest Lurker Senior member

    Check the key commands for this.
     
  4. sonnykeyes

    sonnykeyes Senior member

    I would use the lyric function for that. Drag the "LYRIC" icon from the partbox under the first note, input the note name, then Tab to the next note and repeat. For added fine-tuning, any note-name you select can be adjusted horizontally and vertically in the parameter box above the partbox. HTH
     
  5. Thanks. This works but, as far as I can see, fine alignment has to be done letter by letter in the parameter box. Is there a quicker way?
     
  6. I know I'm being stupid but in the key commands window there are three or four "aligns". How do I know which is which so that I can teach it the key command?
     
  7. EastWest Lurker

    EastWest Lurker Senior member

    You said you want to align the text and symbols horizontally. How about "Align Object Positions Horizontally" ;)
     
  8. Yes indeed! I'm just not seeing it and don't know why. I'll put a search on that heading and see what comes up. I hate feeling a fool but I do.
     
  9. sonnykeyes

    sonnykeyes Senior member

    Christopher, if you've inserted all the note names as Lyrics as described and then you want to move them en masse to (for example) the right, you can select one, then in the Edit menu use Select Similar Events. Then you can adjust all your "lyrics" at once. (If you do want to move them to the right, BTW you can only go up to zero, you can't make them later than the note head, but you can make them precede the note head with negative values)
     
  10. /Users/ChristopherPratt/Desktop/Screen Shot 2013-01-26 at 19.03.03.png
    This is a screen shot of the Key commands window when I search "Align Object Positions Horizontally". Clearly I am being thick.
     
  11. sonnykeyes

    sonnykeyes Senior member

    Just try typing in "Align" in the Search window - you'll see it quick enough in the Score menu to the left. BTW that link only works on your computer. I don't know how to post pictures here either, maybe someone else can clue us in...
     
  12. Sorry to trouble you again. Where is the full list of available commands? Following your slightly cryptic try "Align Object Positions Horizontally" I eventually found that the second ".align" in the command score window was exactly that and assigned ^H to it. Hooray- it works. Thanks. BUT I WOULDN'T HAVE KNOW THE PHRASE TO SEARCH IF YOU HADN'T SUGGESTED IT. What am I missing?
     
  13. Please ignore any further comments on this from me. I am EXTREMELY RED FACED. Who hadn't realised that you can size the key command window??? Talk about DER! And yes- my name IS Pratt.
     

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