Manual adjustments to various symbols not propagated to parts
Usual caveat, I searched for similar reports and I may have missed them. This applies to v2.02 and v2.03.
I recently ran into some problems with transposed parts – adjustments to the parts were changing the score. I thought that this was probably by design but on trying to find whether a “wish” had been filed I found https://musescore.org/en/node/46211 with a statement by Marc Sabatella “The spellings in concert and transposed modes are maintained separately, so you can have it spelled however you like in either mode.” (February 4, 2015)
This would be ideal – the spellings should be associated with the transposition and not with part/score. Unfortunately I cannot find how to do this. M.S. says that you can select “a note or notes and pressing "J" to choose a different enharmonic spelling”, (as described in the manual) which works fine except that whether you do it in the part or the score, and whether you do it in concert pitch or transposed, all combinations of part / score, concert pitch and transposed are affected – at least when I try it.
Other little problem is that changing the note stem direction has exactly the same effect – it should be possible to set stem direction in a transposed part while leaving the stem as was in concert pitch parts or score.
The score Test_part_layout1.mscz shows this problem in measures 1 and 2 for a little chromatic sequence in B flat with spelling matching the key signature. File/Parts.../New All, creates the part. It should be displayed transposed and the spelling is not very good. Select the B flat in the second measure and press J. We now have a better spelling for the key of G, but this changed spelling appears in concert pitch as well as in the score which is contrary to the declared behavior.
Is this a “feature” that has appeared since Feb 2015? M.S. seems convinced that it worked before that date.
Furthermore, the note stem direction is changed in the transposed part (following the standard rules) and changing it back to “down”, to make the part more readable, changes the direction in the concert pitch part and score as well, making it very ugly. This might be design, in which case I should file a feature request.
I have included this here as it may be related, but maybe not, or it might be a feature request.
In https://musescore.org/en/node/52141, Marc Sabatella stated “had you done all your manual adjustments *before* generating the parts, the manual adjustments *would* have been copied to the parts”. (March 23, 2015).
What may have been true back then is certainly not true now. Currently, all the adjustments to avoid collisions in the score have to be repeated for each part rather than just readjusting beginning and end of line artifacts.
In the attached score there are some examples of notation in both default (colliding hairpin, for example) and adjusted layout.
The position of articulations is inherited in the part. But the layouts of stave text, tempo, dynamics, voltas and crescendos, which are the most likely to collide with other elements, are not inherited. Also the size and position of accidentals are not inherited, which is more serious. Stretch is not inherited which would seem to be normal, but this is currently the only way of making a measure wider (here to emphasize the crescendo) so a “minimum width” in the “bar properties” might be useful.
Of course, I might be wrong - it has been known