MuseScore 2.01 out. The Handbook is terrible and what can be done about it.
I downloaded 2.01 yesterday and decided to give it a spin. I have owned many notation programs for the Mac since 1986. I currently use Finale and Encore. I heard good things about MuseScore 2.01 and was prepared to like it. But I can't.
Part of the reason is the Handbook. It reads as a total disconnect from the software.
I found many examples of what's wrong but let's start with a couple of basics:
How do you change the value/duration of rests? I spent a bit of time figuring That one out -- it's easy once you do but it's not in the handbook. No, it's not. It's a basic function of all notation software.
The web site claims that there are three musical notation fonts. Really? How do you change them? What are there names? Where is any mention of this in the documentation?
Someone needs to sit down with the software, work through it and check it against the documentation. I wish that I could volunteer but I have too many projects now.