Sub/Superscript in Instrument Name

• Aug 29, 2016 - 01:41

How do I do it?


In reply to by Recorder485

@harkins2011IV, possible workaround:
in the attached example, I have two staff for the horns (Long instrument name 1,2 and 3,4);
I entered the text 'Horns' (Ctrl + T), by Inspector set it as Instrument name and adjusted the position.
If that's what you mean I'm not sure...

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TestCo.mscz 6.39 KB

There is supposed to be a way to do this by mixing some kind of formatting code into the text. Does anybody know exactly how to do that?

In reply to by jeetee

I had hoped that this might work in the mscz file staff properties dialogue, much as 'faux' html tags can be inserted into headers and footers, but it doesn't appear to be the case. For most users, editing an mscx file is 'beyond the pale', so while this solution is functional, it isn't particularly practical.

I don't see a lot of use-cases for this option, but as a graphic designer, I DO think that more control over graphics is better than less. One never knows when one will need a particular graphic function. Perhaps this could be addressed by adding a 'format font' dialogue to the UI? Most WP programs contain something of this sort.

Format font dialogue (Word).png

Is something like this possible given the current architecture of MuseScore?

In reply to by Isaac Weiss

As I recall, there were enough bugs with special characters like "&" being misinterpreted as attempts to create markup and thus resulting in invalid XML in the file - and thus unreadable scores - that these characters always get escaped now to prevent that. Not sure if there is a way around it other than editing the MSCX file.

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