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The other dialog contains several user configuration options affecting the use of MusiCAD



Selects the interface language; currently Dutch and English. If there is enough demand other languages may be added.

Confirm exit

Ask confirmation on (accidentally) exiting MusiCAD

Cancel confirmation

Ask confirmation on (accidentally) canceling a dialog after changes.


Select whether to show hint balloons when the mouse hovers above a button.

Track edit

Let MusiCAD keep track of position within a file during playback.

Sound without focus.

Select whether MIDI-I/O should be released when MusiCAD loses focus.

Check Available updates.

If checked, MusiCAD will test for available updates at each program start..


GhostScript is a free implementation of the PostScript language which enables MusiCAD to save music as PDF, JPG and PNG. By default all printing is performed using GhostScript. The GhostScript dialog [Options|Preferences|GhostScript] makes it possible to fine-tune GhostScript operation and even replace GhostScript with another postscript interpreter, as is required when using GPL-licensed software (GhostScript) bundled with non GPL software (MusiCAD).


GhostScript (GS)

It is possible to print without GhostScript: just unmark GS.

GS PrintCommand

The filename of the actual GhostScript executable.

GS Printoptions

Command line options to be presented to Ghostscript:

-q quiet-mode

-dBATCH non-interactive

-dNOPAUSE: don't pause between pages

GS Device

Printer driver to be used, usually mswinpr2

GS directory

Directory where the GhostScript files are located, usually a subdirectory of the main installation directory.

GS destination

Full filename for the temporary postscript file generated


Color settings

MusiCAD will draw black notes on a white page by default.

You may override the coloring scheme as needed/desired using the right pane color settings. Staff lines are drawn gray by default. Some printers show the color grey with quite large dots. Setting the staff line-color to black will circumvent the dithering problem.


Color print

Must be activated to print colors. On a black&white printer you should disable color-printing.

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