Footer Text Position is Not Effected by Changes in Offset or Alignment Settings

• Jan 17, 2019 - 16:11
Reported version
P0 - Critical
S3 - Major

The default position of Footer text is at the lower margin position set at Format-Page Settings.

With previous versions of MuseScore, the Footer text position could be simply changed by changing the Vertical or Horizontal Offset position settings under Footer in Text Settings. The Offset values for Vertical & Horizontal were expressed in units or Staff Space.

With MuseScore 3.0.1, Footer text position is UNAFFECTED by ANY changes made to the Footer Text Styles X/Y Offset position settings which now has no option for Units and is only expressed as Spaces.

The same issue was noted when trying to reposition text using Copyright Text Styles.

The only change that has any effect on either Footer Text or Copyright Text are Font settings for font type & size.

Also, an Apply button to apply the changes is no longer present in Text Styles in MuseScore 3.0.1 so applying a change to see it is satisfactory is no longer possible. You must select OK and hope, or go back to Format-Styles-Text Styles-Footer if the change wasn't satisfactory.

No sample score was submitted because it happens with all existing or new scores created with MuseScore


Severity S4 - Minor S3 - Major
Priority P0 - Critical

The footer text bug is real.

However, you should find that an apply button is no longer needed - all changes in the Style dialog are "live", meaning you their effects immediately.

Status active PR created

This fixes the offset for both header and footer. Alignment won't work, at least not without further changes. Since header and footer are placed relative to the page as a whole, the alignment needs to be forced to top (header) or bottom (footer), and then left / center / right depending on which of the three fields of the header/footer we are talking about. Might be possible to hack something together to allow override, but it's especially apparent for the horizontal alignment that this would be problematic - what would it mean, after all, to have "left" alignment set for the middle chunk of header text?

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