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How To To change the format of the ruler: In the Position Info window, click the upper-left corner of the window where it says "Measure in..." Or right-click(PC)/Ctrl-click(Mac) in the ruler and select another measurement format. Or click the menu arrow above the top of the horizontal scroll bar and select the appropriate measurement system you want to use. In the last column (see Figure 16.27), you have the "To Prev Staff" and "To Next Staff" values. These values represent the space between the current selected staff and the previous and following staff in the score. Double-clicking either of these values allows you to type in a new spacing value. Figure 16.27 The Position Info window. CHAPTER 16 The C7 button is "Make Chords," which creates a chord out of the selected notes in your score. To make chords, you need to have a three-note polyphony (minimum) to get accurate results from the Make Chords button. After your chords are created, they appear above the selected staff. You will find more information on chords in the following sections of this chapter. After you have completed your editing, you may need to refresh your layout. If your layout is not refreshed properly, you can force an update by clicking on the UPD button or Update button. You can also do this through the Force Update option found in the Global Functions submenu in the Scores menu. Symbol Palettes In the Score menu, you will discover the Symbol Palettes option. In this option, you will find many palettes available to add graphical elements to your score. None of these symbols actually affects how the music is played back, but they are used to add interpretation indications for the musicians. There are 10 palettes from which to choose, and they all work pretty much the same way.