Automatically Vertically Align Chord Symbols Within System via Autoplacement

• Jan 13, 2019 - 21:09
Reported version
3.x-dev
Priority
P1 - High
Type
Functional
Frequency
Once
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

The autopositioning system currently allows chord symbols to be vertically misaligned in a system. It would be helpful if the autopositioning system, if it needs to autoposition a chord, changes the vertical position of all chord symbols within a system uniformly so that chord symbols read easily from left to right.

The primary use case for this is in lead sheets & chord symbols for Piano / Guitar / Vocal style pop arrangements. In these, chord symbols are consistently aligned vertically for easy reading from left to right.

In the screenshot, the first system is the current behavior. In the second and fourth measures, the chord symbols are vertically misaligned.

The second system depicts the desired behavior.

It would be incredibly useful to at least have the option to do this via style, similar to how "Create multimeasure rests" is a style option.

From Feature Request at:
https://musescore.org/en/node/281197


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