Using the Reflow feature

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Although forScore can’t interpret the notes in a PDF file, it can detect where important information is generally on each page. With Reflow, forScore takes that information, magnifies and redraws it, then lays it out end-to-end so you can read your music in one long line—like a horizontal teleprompter. Reflow gets you most of the way there with its smart detection, and if it gets something wrong you can correct it quickly and never worry about it again.

To use Reflow, select it from the Tools menu or the main view’s title bar display (it may need to be enabled in forScore’s settings panel under ‘Accessibility’).

Tip: The title display’s shortcut buttons are rearrangeable—tap the edit button on the far right of the second page of shortcuts to move the Reflow button to the first page for easy access if it’s not there already.

Select Reflow in either location to begin using it and you’ll see a few new controls appear: Edit, zoom, navigation mode, and an exit button.

Editing Zones

The Edit button allows you to adjust Reflow’s zones if needed. You’ll see them as gray rectangles—tap once to see its resize controls, and tap again to show the delete option. Drag the green control at the top of each rectangle to downward to split it horizontally into two new areas.

You’ll see a control bar along the bottom of the screen: use the + button at the bottom of the screen to create a new zone, use the arrows to move between pages, and drag the set of three lines on either end of the control bar to drag it up or down and out of your way. If you’d like forScore to reset all zones and re-scan the page, tap the Reset button.

Zoom

Zoom in or out to find the best magnification for you—up to three times as large as the original page.

Navigation

Choose to page or scroll through your music. In Page mode, tapping on either side of the screen will shift the music over by half of your screen’s width. In Scroll mode, your music will scroll by continuously: tap the left side of the screen repeatedly to slow it down or the right side to speed it up. Tap in the center of the screen to pause or resume scrolling.

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