How to translate between alternate tunings

You can experiment with fingering to see how it works with different guitar string tunings by using Options|Set TAB String Tuning.  The key detail is that in the Tab String Tuning dialog you have to make sure you check "Translate current TAB fingering...":


It's safer not to replace the current line since translating TAB fingering can't always be reversed.  For example, in some tunings certain notes may no longer be playable and so they won't appear on the new tuning.  These dropped notes will not be recovered if you try to translate back to the original tuning.  Also, you may not completely agree with how MusEdit fingered the new tuning, so it's handy to have the original line available for reference when you make changes.
 In the example below the top line has an arpeggio in standard tuning.  With the caret still the top line (at the end of the line in this case) Options|Set TAB String Tuning was selected with the new tuning set to ECFACE (lowest to highest string -the new tuning is shown at the start of the Tab line):

As you can see, this greatly simplified the arpeggio, not only making it easier to play, but also freeing left fingers to play more interesting melodies and embellishmenst,  if appropriate.

If you choose View|Show Line Lables you will see that the new lines have the letters AltT (alternate tuning) added to the original labels.  This allows them to be differentiated from the original lines, so the two can be shown seperately from one another via View|Line Types to Show|Labeled Lines...  When you choose this selection you will get the following dialog:

By double clicking on AltT you can temporarily hide the new lines.  Now you can show just Tab lines (showing only the original Tab lines) select them all, and delete them.  When you show all lines again only the new alternate tuning lines will remain.