Option to show anchor points for all lines and symbols

• May 5, 2017 - 00:05
Reported version
S5 - Suggestion

Double-clicking a line allows you to see where it's endpoints are anchored to in the score. This is useful for spotting when a line has been added incorrectly, such as this volta (which should be anchored to the first barline rather than the second).

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When checking a score for errors (think OpenScore), it would be useful to be able to display all anchor points for all lines at once (perhaps via an option in the View menu) so that errors could be spotted without having to click on each line individually.

It would also be helpful to display the anchor point for other symbols and text. Perhaps something like this:

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This allows the user to see at a glance:

1. Which note or rest the symbol is anchored to.
2. The symbol's default position.
3. How far the symbol has been moved from its default position.



For that matter, a utility to go in and check for possible errors automatically isn't a bad idea either. For instance, places where a line has been extended past the starting place of the next segment (for segment-attached lines) or measure (for measure-attached lines). Also, slurs between notes of the same pitch that are probably really ties, places where text has been as staff text that seems to really be dynamics (based on the actual content), all sorts of stuff liek this could probably automated, like a spell check.