How to paste MusEdit music into a Word document or Web page

    If you'd like to put an image of some MusEdit music into a word processor document (or web page) you can do the following:

1) Run MusEdit and create the chords, lyrics, and music lines you'd like.

2) Select the part of the music you want to save, or don't select anything if you want to save the whole score.

3) Follow the steps described in the previous example (How to save an image) to create an image of the selection or score. If you want to embed the image in a Word document, save a High Resolution image; for posting the image on a web site, or to send it in an e-mail message, save a Low Resolution image.

4) a) If you want to embed the music image in a web page, you will need to create a link to the image. To create a link to the music, put the following html line in your html document:

<A HREF="MyMusic.png">Link to my music image</A>

"mymusic" is the name of the png file in this case
"Link to my music image" is the link text

This will appear as: Link to my music image

4) b) If you want to paste your music into a word processor such as Word, you can insert the image you've prepared by choosing Insert|Picture|From File..., then find the image file you saved earlier (remember, it is better to save a high resolution image if you plan to embed it in a document), and it will be inserted into your document. Be careful how your word processor handles issues such as "warp around" (how text fills in around the picture) and positioning.  It can take a little experience to get those word-processor details right. 

Here is an example of a saved high resolution image (reduced in size from its true high resolution size):

and the result after it is inserted into a Word document (shown when it is still in Word):

( MandolinScoreImageInsertedInWordDocument.doc )

Here is another example, with a line of music and a full score both inserted into Word:

( LineOfMusicAndFullScoreInsertedInWordDoc.doc )


4) c) If you want to e-mail your music as an image, save the image as a Low-Resolution image first. Then prepare your e-mail message and click on the "Attach" icon - often represented by a paper clip - and then select the image file you have saved. Low resolution images of music are usually quite small, comparable to the size of the text in the e-mail message. If you want the recipient to be able to play back the music in your score you will have to send the actual MusEdit file, not just the image, plus a link to the free MusEdit viewer: .