Using Web Music Stand

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If you don't have an iOS or Android device, you can use Web Music Stand from within a plan.

The screenshots and instructions in this document apply to the new Plans page.

In a plan, open the Rehearse menu and click Music Stand.

Your PDFs might take a minute to load, depending on the number and size of the files.

Your PDF's will be loaded. This may take a minute depending on how many PDF's you have and the size of each file.

Once your PDFs load, you can do a number of things.

To turn the page back or forward, click on either side of the page, as shown below. Or, click the arrows at the bottom.
  1. Go back to the plan in Services.
  2. Choose a page number, use the arrows to go between pages, or just click/tap the sides of the pages to switch pages.
  3. Make notes on the PDF or view another person's notes.
  4. Open the settings to rearrange pages or select a different file for the song.
  5. Close the toolbar then select the Music Stand logo to bring the toolbar back up.


When you select the the pencil, you can add your own notes to the PDF.

In web Music Stand, you cannot import your own annotations from other files or keys of a song. However, you can import these annotations using an iOS or Android device.

Use the annotation toolbar to add Pen, Highlighter or Text annotations
  1. The pen tool allows you draw freeform.
  2. The highlighter tool highlights any area of the page. As you draw, it appears in front of the text, but after you click the Done button, the highlight blends in with the text.
  3. The Text tool allows you to type in text using a keyboard. To move text, tap and hold it until it's outlined in blue then drag it. To delete, tap and choose delete on the keyboard.
  4. Draw a rectangle on the screen to erase any pen or highlighting within the rectangle. When you draw, you can see what will be erased, but it will not erase until you let go. The eraser will not erase text from a text box or the PDF.
  5. Change the color or the size of the pen or highlighter tools.
  6. Clear all annotations; Once you confirm, you will not be able to undo the action.

Web Music Stand does not support the use of a stylus with touchscreen devices such as Microsoft Surface. To use touchscreen capabilities, use Music Stand on a mobile device.

While in annotation mode, you can go to the next or previous page to continue making notes. When you're finished, click the annotation icon again to close the toolbar


When you select the settings gear, you can select different PDFs or view other annotations by selecting from the dropdowns.

Click rearrange pages to put the PDF pages in different orders.

To rearrange your pages or add pages, click the rearrange pages button for that PDF.

Hover over the page in the bottom half to add pages to the sequence. To delete a page from the sequence, hover over it and select the x.

To add more of the same pages to your sequence, hover over that page along the bottom and click the green "+" that comes up. This adds it to your sequence and you can remove and re-add your pages in the order you prefer.

Click Accept when you're finished arranging your pages to save them to the plan.

On iOS or Android, you can also access audio files, add notes to another person's annotations, and link multiple devices together for sessions.

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