Pdf imperfections with beams
This is not a bug but it has been bugging me for a long time--since version 1.2., the first I ever dowloaded. When you look at the attached Pdf file and scrutinize the beams you'll see something that takes away from the professional appearance of the score: Whenever a beam is perfectly horizontal it is a little fatter than otherwise and it overlaps the stems at both ends ever so slightly. Tilted (even just barely tilted) beams by contrast look exactly like in good quality commercial printed sheet music. If you have a horizontal double beam (i.e. sixteenths) the two parallel beams will often merge into one super broad beam. I have avoided this by setting the beam distance to 65% or more (up from the default of 50%). That way I only observe the beam-merge very rarely in small notes.
I have been wondering if there is an improvement in the works or if I can do something different. This effect can be seen in Pdfs generated by the menu in musescore or by saving a Pdf off the print command (I have a Mac). The same effect is also present in Pdfs downloaded from musescore.com.
This is obviously not a killer; my scores are perfectly readable and look quite nice overall.
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