Fingering Issues in 2.0
I was having trouble with the fingering palette in v1.2 and discovered that double-clicking vs. drag-and-dropping on the note gave different behavior vis-a-vis respecting the Text Style settings. I was encouraged (http://musescore.org/en/node/18723#comment-74697) to try the nightly build (cce7968) to see if this is still a problem in v2.0. That particular issue isn't there, but there were several others related to fingering placement/font. I thought these were sufficiently closely related to go into one post, but if these should be split into multiple posts, someone please let me know. Otherwise, here goes:
I started from the default Promenade file and duplicated the 1st two measures so that each test I did would be using a consistent set of notes. See attached for the final result.
Measures #1/2, started w/ the default text settings. Drag/drop or double-click produced the same results. There is overlap with other score elements, but at least it was consistent. Chords are apparently designed to be handled differently than single notes (which makes sense), in that chord fingerings are placed to the side of the note rather than above/below. However, this only applies within a given voice.
Issue# 1: If multiple voices combine to make a chord, any single note within a given voice will be placed above/below instead of to the side. See the 4th chord of measure #2 as an example.
I then changed offset to X = 5.00, Y = -5.00 (mm), font size 12, bold. This applied the font setting to all the existing fingering marks, which is a good thing from my perspective, but I assume most users would want to have it be an option.
Issue# 2: When editing text properties of an individual fingering in v1.2, there was an "apply to all elements of this style" check box in the lower left hand corner to provide this option. This box is missing in 2.0 apparently. I would suggest restoring it, and placing it on the "Edit Text Styles" version of the box as well.
Measures #3/4, the offset of X/Y for newly entered fingerings was no different, despite the change of the settings as detailed above.
Issue# 3: Text Style settings for offsets are ignored when entering fingerings. This behavior is the same regardless of drag-and-drop vs. double-click method of adding the fingering.
After this I happened to click on something or another that caused a crash (measure# 2 had a note that was deleted inadvertently, not sure what exactly caused the crash when I tried to re-enter it). When I re-opened the file, the fingerings were moved around -- but only for single notes, not the chords.
Issue# 4: It appears that what is happening is that the offset is only applied when the file is opened. The net impact is that the fingerings move farther and farther away from the notes each time the file is opened (presuming it was saved after the previous open). In the attached file the distance of the fingering from each note is dependent on when the fingering was entered vs. the number of times the file was saved and re-opened.
Issue# 5: Also, it does not appear to be possible to move the fingerings manually at all. They don't respond to the mouse the way they do in v1.2 currently. It would be ideal to be able to use both mouse and keyboard (since keyboard allows for more precision and consistency).
I tested and none of the issues above are present in v1.2... in the case of Issue# 1, this is because chords and individual notes appear to be treated identically to begin with.
This is my first issue/bug post... is there anything else I can/should do to be helpful on this? Thanks!