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Editing Time Signature Events

As you may have noticed shifting or duplicating a part will never touch any time signature event that may be eventually contained in it. This is, because simply relocating a time signature event in time could result in a meter context that is either incomplete or (even worse) ambiguous (and some MIDI sequencers are even fond of crashing at that point). The only exception from this otherwise general rule are the Global Edit commands. Since these commands operate on whole portions of a composition and pay no heed to track structure, they cannot produce ambiguous meter information, so they can safely affect time signature events as well.

To modify the meter structure of a composition directly, there is only one way. Invoke the Insert Time Signature command by right-clicking on the time bar of either the Arrange Window or the Piano Window or a bar line in the Score Window. When working with the Piano or Arrange Window you should place the click right after the start of the first bar that is going to receive the new time signature, with the Score Editor that doesn't matter. Choose the meter and press 'OK'. In case of compositions with heavily changing meters the program may occasionally create some additional time signature events before a subsequent meter change, so these will not be eventually get relocated in time. Besides this operation erases superfluous time signature changes as well, so a special "Delete Time Signature" command isn't really needed: just overwrite time signature changes you don't want to see anymore with the previous meter and they will disappear.

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