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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.