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1.1       TIFF stands for Tagged Image File Format.  It is one of the
      standard formats used by major software packages to communicate
      graphics images.  Stardard software exists to convert TIF files
      to other graphics formats such as GIF and EPS.  By creating
      TIF files from MuseDate images of scores and/or parts, you can
      export these images to other software packages and use them
      in a variety applications.

1.2       Dmuse allows you to create a TIF file from a image on the
      screen.  You may use the blue border lines to frame a portion
      of the image that you want to process.  On some screens (mainly
      portables) that have only 800 x 600 Pixel resolution, you will need
      to scale the screen image to the smallest resolution (by pressing
      4) in order to see how the blue borders relate to the image.

1.3       After you have the borders where you want them, it is
      important to set the resolution factor where you want it.
      1 = full size is the normal setting.  There are occasions
      when you might want 2 = half size.  If your image is intended
      to be printed, it is almost never the case that you would want
      the sizes 3 = third size or 4 = quarter size because they
      produce images that are too small to read.  These sizes are
      used almost exclusively for viewing music on the screen.

1.4       The TIFF format allows graphics image files to be compressed.
      Dmuse gives you a choice of creating an uncompressed TIF file
      or a compressed TIF file.  The TIFF format specification includes
      a number of compression schemes, but Dmuse can create (and read)
      only one of them, namely, the CCITT Group 3 1-dimensional Modified
      Huffman run length encoding.  When you have an image displayed,
      pressing  F3  will create an uncompressed TIF file and pressing
       F4  will create a compressed TIF file.  The advantage of an
      uncompressed file is that it can be retrieved more quickly; the
      advantage of compressed file is that it requires only a fraction
      of the space (typically one-tenth) of an uncompressed file.  You
      should experiment with both types on your system.

1.5       Dmuse provides you with a utility to display the TIFF files
      you have created (under the Graphics heading in the top menu bar).
      This utility may be able to read other, externally created TIF
      files as well, but not necessarily.  THE UTILITY IS NOT INTENDED
      TO BE A TIFF READER.  In particular, the Dmuse utility can read
      only those TIF files formatted with big-endian numbers.  The
      utility can decode only the CCITT Group 3 compression scheme.  So
      you should not rely on Dmuse for reading TIF files not created by
      Dmuse, itself.  There are a number of TIFF readers available
      commercially, and most of the commercially available word
      processors have TIFF readers attached to them.

1.6       If you want a hardcopy (printed version) of a TIF file you
      have created, you can get this by first displaying the file on
      the screen (at 100% size) and then pushing "P" for print.  Dmuse
      will send the bitmap image directly to the printer.  For full
      page images, this can take a few minutes, so it is not the
      recommended way to print Dmuse scores and parts.  On the other
      hand, if your printer does not support PCL-3 downloadable fonts
      and full page formatting, this is the only method available to
      you for printing Dmuse scores and parts.