New options for Style--General--Measure
Thank you for your fine program.
I was adjusting the style preferences at "Style--General--Measure" and noticed that there was no option for "time signature right margin" for tweaking the spacing between the time signature and the first barline, for example. I wish there were.
I would also like to see a similar spacing option for the left repeat sign, when it appears at the beginning of a system or at the beginning of a song, so that it is not too close to the time signature. This could also be accomplished with a new option for "time signature right margin".
I would also like to adjust the distance automatically between a volta and the key signature, when it is the first measure of a system, so that the volta is never too far left and never able to blend in with a key signature of F# for example. This is helpful for amateur musicians who need to see the volta more clearly when their eyes drop down to the next line. In fact, at first glance the volta looks like an extra ledger line as part of the staff itself, and when the number inside the volta is so far left that it cannot be clearly seen, the volta looks even more like a part of the staff.
Currently the volta seems to ignore the "clef/key right margin" setting in this respect, while the notes, themselves, obey it. Of course, I could manually adjust the volta each time, but an automatic spacing would be nice, such as by means of forcing every volta to obey the "clef/key right margin" setting.
I find that better spacing translates to better legibility, especially for amateur musicians reading the scores.
Thank you for your hard work.