QuickScore Elite How To

How to open a file

Getting Started   Tutorials  Manual  MIDI and Audio

Select Open from the File menu to bring up the Open dialog.

You select the file type to load from the drop-down list box at the bottom of the file dialog. You can open several different types of files.

  • QSD file.

    QSD files have the file extension .QSD. They are the native files of QuickScore Elite.

  • 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.

  • MWK file.

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

  • Guido file.

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

  • MusicXML file.

    MusicXML files have the file extension .XML. They are files exported by music scanning programs and many scoring programs.

  • NIFF file.

    NIFF files have the file extension .NIF. They are files exported by music scanning programs and a number of scoring programs.

If the MIDI file you open is a type 0 MIDI file, a dialog appears which allows you to split the tracks into separate tracks for each channel. This way, MIDI data on each channel will appear on a separate track. If you open a type 2 MIDI file, QuickScore Elite only imports the first pattern.

Before a new file is opened, the previously opened file is discarded from memory. If the old file has changed since it was last saved, you are asked if you want to save it. Choose Yes, No or Cancel. If Cancel is chosen, the new file will not be opened. Only one file can be open at a time.

For more detailed information on the Open File 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