Compare Music Notation Software for MS Word

Features Music Notation Software for MS Word 2 Music Making in MS Word 2
Create, edit, play, print, save score in MS Word (*.doc files) Yes Yes
Enter notes with the help of mouse and keyboard Yes Yes
Enter notes with the help of virtual piano Yes Yes
Enter notes with the help of virtual PC keyboard Yes Yes
Enter notes with the help of virtual guitar deck Yes -
Chord arrangement Yes -
Connection to all items of the score, comments, links and other design items Yes -
The ability to cancel the operation Yes Yes
Drag&Drop support Yes Yes
Staff placement setup Yes Yes
Note Duration, Symbol size, Staff size control Yes Yes
Measure and raw alignment setup to fit the page (for the entire composition and separate system) note margin setup. Yes Yes
Align staves in entire composition and separate pages Yes Yes
Hide empty staves Yes Yes
Composition scaling Yes Yes
Score print with preview Yes Yes
MIDI format read and record Yes Yes
MusicXML format import and export Yes Yes
Autosave setup Yes Yes
Settings for music information input Yes Yes
Note names and key signature display setup Yes Yes
Dynamic and music effect settings Yes -
Metronome Yes Yes
Insert/overwrite mode Yes Yes
Gray inactive items mode (to mark active voice) Yes Yes
Note heads with note names display mode Yes -
Transposition Yes Yes
Volume, balance and effects control for every track (score or instrument) Yes Yes
Input support of several sections in one composition with the own selection of scores Yes Yes
Auto playback of velocity according to dynamic symbols input Yes Yes
Auto calculation of effects (Arpeggio, Gruppetto, Vorschlag, Trillare) playback by staff symbols. Yes Yes
Right and left input and text display in the score Yes Yes
Design items "Line", "Rectangle", "Ellipse", "Arc" "Segment" Yes -
Design setup Yes -
Work with the entire composition and with its separate parts, the same for printing Yes -
Record from external MIDI device setup Yes -
Drum input and playback Yes -
Staff display in the form of tablature Yes -
Real time music record from external MIDI device. Yes -
Image export to graphic formats (BMP, TIFF, JPG, GIF, PNG, WMF) Yes -
Text alignment control (the text can be placed at any angle) Yes -
Manual velocity calculation according to dynamic symbols input. Yes -
Manual calculation of effects playback (Arpeggio, Gruppetto, Vorschlag, Trillare) by staff symbols. Yes -
Playback editor to change note position and duration directly for playback Yes -
Save chords templates for further use in the program or external file Yes -
Extensible list of music terms Yes -
Enter chords with the help of virtual guitar row. Yes -
Select note display styles Yes -
Save score image in PDF format Yes -
Voice Note editor Yes -
Drum map tuning Yes -
Guitar frames Yes -
User symbol templates with the ability to edit the list Yes -
Additional MIDI events editor Yes -
Guitar templates with the ability to edit the list Yes -
Key signature templates with the ability to edit the list Yes -
Music instruments templates with the ability to edit the list Yes -
Interval input Yes -
Symbols "Open hat" "Hand direction", "Percussion", "Barre", "Palm", "Fingers", "Strings", "Blues". Yes -
Microtone Yes -
Part copy of image score Yes -
Transpose templates with the ability to edit the list Yes -
Dynamic, effects, guitar frames and tablature tuning Yes -
Chord names calculation by the notes input to the score Yes -
Beaming note styles setup for any measure Yes -
Measure alignment setup for any staff Yes -
One voice placement in two staves possibility Yes -
Extra music fonts plug in Yes -
Additional devices for music output setup Yes Yes
Composition templates design Yes -
Publication in Web Yes Yes
Lyric editor Yes -
Sound fonts sf2 usage Yes Yes
Jazz Swing Yes -
Customizable notes layout Yes -
Drum notes enter from the Drum map list Yes -
Transpose on key changing Yes -
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