QuickScore Elite How To

How to save a file

Getting Started  Tutorials  Manual  MIDI and Audio

Choose Save from the File menu to save your work. If you have not named your file yet, the Save As dialog appears and you will be able to give a name to your new file before you save it.

Choose Save As from the File menu when you want to save your work to a file with a new name, or as a new type of file. You can also use this menu option if you haven't already named your file and you want to save it.

Choose the type of your new file from the Save File as Type list box. You can save your file as one of several different types:

  • QSD file.

    QSD files have the file extension .QSD. They are files for QuickScore Elite. All your formatting information is conserved if you choose QSD file. You will normally save your files as QSD files.

  • MWK file.

    MWK files have the file extension .MWK. They are the native files of Voyetra’s MusicWrite

  • MIDI file.

    MIDI files have the file extension .MID. They are generic files that can be loaded and saved by music programs from a variety of vendors. If you save your work as a MIDI file your formatting information will be lost.

  • Copyist file.

    Copyist files have the file extension .CP3. They are files for the Copyist music publishing program. Use Copyist if you want to fine tune scores in ways that you may be unable to do using QuickScore Elite.

  • MusicXML file.

    MusicXML files have the file extension .XML. They are musical score interchange files. Many scoring programs and scanning programs export and import MusicXML files.

  • Guido file.

    Guido files have the file extension .GMN. They are musical score interchange files. Various scoring programs export and import Guido files.

Choose the new name of the file and press OK. If the file already exists you will be asked if you want to write over the old file. For more detailed information on the Save As dialog see your Windows User's Guide.


How To

Play, record and synchronize
Open, save and print files and create tracks
Enter music
Edit Music
Format Music


Set MIDI input and output
Set the metronome
Change the sound for a track
Set the names for your instrument's patches (or programs)
Change the play/mute/solo status of a track
Set MIDI thru for your system

Open, save and print files and create tracks

Open a file
Save a file
Print a score
Print parts
Export a score
Enter a new track
Delete a track

Enter music

Enter notes with the mouse
Enter notes in step time
Enter triplets
Enter text
Enter lyrics
Enter a slur
Enter a crescendo
Enter a key signature
Enter a time signature
Enter a clef
Enter grace notes
Enter cue notes
Enter rests
Enter a chord symbol
Enter a tablature chord symbol
Enter a tied note
Enter a wave event
Enter a rehearsal mark
Enter titles
Enter track names
Enter different types of barlines
Enter drum tracks
Enter guitar tablature

Edit music

Change a note's pitch by semitones
Change the duration of a note
Change the enharmonic spelling of a note
Edit notes
Edit text
Edit lyrics
Edit a slur
Edit a crescendo
Insert empty space
Delete empty space
Copy sections of music
Quantize notes
Transpose notes
Change tempo
Change volume
Change note velocity

Format music

Space music
Space lyrics vertically
Space staves
Create a pickup measure
Display quarter note triplets
Make sure notes display with their entered durations
Split a track onto a treble and bass clef
Put notes in a split track on either the treble or the bass staff
Create cross-staff beaming
Change the vertical position of tablature chords
Change how barlines are connected in a score
Set braces and brackets
Change fonts for titles, lyrics, text or symbols
Change the display of bar numbering
Change the display of page numbering
Set bars of rest
Change the beat
Change the quantization with which music is displayed
Transpose the display of notes in a track
Change the way notes are grouped together
Change the number of bars per line
Change the number of staves per page
Change the way rests are displayed
Change the way ties are displayed
Change the direction of stems and beams
Display independent voices in a bar on the same staff
Change the display of drum notes

Play, record and synchronize

Record from another sequencer
Record with the MIDI mixer
Do punch recording
Record in step time
Record while tapping the beat
Synchronize with another sequencer as slave
Synchronize with another sequencer as master
Synchronize with a tape device


Record audio
Create a Wave file
Create an MP3 file

Create an audio CD
Add your score to a video or file soundtrack
Publish your score on the web
Use VST instruments
Use VST effects
Use ReWire
Use audio automation
Export an audio file using the Audio Mixer


Create a lead sheet
Create and print score paper
Select a sound bank on a GS Standard instrument
Check whether notes are within an instrument's range
See what events are in your tracks
Add composer notes to your composition
Create a score template
Load a score template
Create a new patch list