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Several file-related options may be set to accommodate your needs.


Auto save-interval

Interval in minutes between automatic autosave-copies

Max # backupcopies

Number of backup-copies to maintain on explicit save

Global # reverts

Number of global revert-to-last situations (global undo)

Recall last

Automatic recall of last edited file

Previous # files

Number of recently used files to list on the bottom of the File-menu

# playlists

Number of playlists in recently used files


Read Layout

Read layout information from MusiCAD-files (if any)

Save Layout

Write layout information that is different from template (or if no template was supplied from factory default).

Save entire Layout

Write entire layout information disregarding template.

Filenames in ASCII

Strip-non-ASCII characters from filenames


Prevent sleeping mode

Prevent Windows to enter power saving modes.(and thus blanking the screen) when using MusiCAD during rehearsal or performances


Shortcut definitions

Use Hotkey/Shortcuts key-combinations as defined in the file supplied.


Key assignment when using the PC-keyboard as midi-input


MIDI-instrument assignment and naming, which MIDI-instrument should correspond to a midi-program number and how percussion instruments should be mapped onto notes.

Chord diagram list

File containing chord diagram definitions ( chorddiagrams.mcd by default).


toolbox-items; a play-list-like file containing templates to be used


A play-list of tunes to be displayed for quick access


MusiCAD layout template

Layout template to be used before a file will be read; any layout parameter in the MusiCAD will override the information from the template unless read-layout was disabled.

ABC layout template

Layout template to be used after reading an abc-file.

MIDI-layout template

Layout template to be used after reading a midi-file.

Text layout template

Layout template to be used after reading a text file