Adding comments

• Jan 18, 2021 - 14:24

I would like a feature that allowed one to add a comment, sort of like the "Sticky" feature in Adobe Acrobat, or the comments in MS Word. I frequently want to make a "note to self" on some element that I need to come back to at a later date. A comment feature would be very helpful.

Here is a comment from Acrobat. You can move it around to any position on the file.

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In reply to by jeetee

Yes, the plugin's a workaround... Unfortunately, each time you open a document, you must (apparently) manually open the special comment area it creates—and to do that, you must remember there are one or more comments to see. And you can't place the comments in the places they apply to.

I hope this'll be added soon. It seems like basic functionality. Programmatically, it seems pretty simple—just a bit of text on a form, placed at a certain position in the score. Nothing terribly brain-taxing, like actual notation. ;?)

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In reply to by Andy Fielding

The programmatically challenge here is that currently the scoreview is pretty much wysiwyg and exporters (for example SVG and the image capture tool) take all that information and produce their output.
It's not the notes or the anchoring themselves that pose the challenge, it's adjusting the ScoreView to have an additional "comments layer" without it affecting all other current functionality that depends on ScoreView having only the score.

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