Some score issues: maybe bugs?

• Feb 22, 2019 - 18:46

OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: cb404f9

Open the attached 2.x file and take the reset. A few observations:

  1. In measures 1-2, the tenuto and accent are separate in 2.x, but have been combined in 3.x.
  2. The chord symbols are always below the staff in 2.x, but are sometimes above the staff, sometimes below, in 3.x.
  3. System 2 in 2.x is too wide for 3.x and the last measure has been moved to a new system. It isn't clear what is causing the extra width.
  4. There are large gaps underneath the lyrics in 3.x. This can be resolved by reducing the Lyrics Min. bottom margin, but perhaps the program could do this automatically?
  5. If you adjust the score in 3.x to give 4 systems per page (chord symbols below staff), there is an extra space above the bottom page margin compared to 2.x.:

    page_margin_2.png page_margin_3.png

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  1. Automatically combining articulations where possible is a new feature, not a bug.

  2. The chord symbols should be getting "below" placement but apparently the code to do this is getting confused somehow. Feel free to submit a bug report on that.

  3. It's the lyrics spacing that is the issue, see #284235: Too much space between lyrics. We currently enforce an extra 1sp between syllables, apparently in an effort to make sure hyphens always show (they didn't in 2.x). I have a PR to do this more intelligently, it should help here.

  4. Also a known issue, see #281414: Request to adjust lyrics top/bottom margins for compatibility on import. Reducing the lyrics bottom margin is indeed the answer, and my PR does this automatically.

  5. Coincidentally, I just discovered and submitted a fix for this a few hours ago :-). See #284635: Last system of page is one staff height too far from margin

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