cresc/dim colour setting has no effect

• Mar 27, 2019 - 20:09
Reported version
P2 - Medium
S4 - Minor

Version: 3.0.5

Setting the colour of a cresc./dim. (without line) has no effect, even though it is saved…

--- a/music/free/Mendelssohn -- Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt (SATB, arr. Nauhaus).mscx  
+++ b/music/free/Mendelssohn -- Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt (SATB, arr. Nauhaus).mscx  
@@ -3633,12 +3633,14 @@
+              <color r="85" g="255" b="255" a="255"/>
+              <color r="85" g="255" b="255" a="255"/>

… it does not show up in the UI or an exported PDF.


I was naïvely expecting the text to change colour.

Funny, I didn’t even find a way to change the colour of the text.

(Just in case this is still misunderstood: this post is about “cresc/dim text (with/‑out line)”, not about “cresc/decresc fork”.)

Yes, when I make the line visible it’s coloured.

There appears to be currently no way at all to change the colour of the text.

However, in the inspector, there are separate colour choosers for “Element” (Color:) and “Line” (Line color). I’d expect the first one to affect the text, the second the line (except for the 𝆒 𝆓 forks, where there is only the line).

Expected: change Element colour changes Line colour and affects text colour, changing line colour decouples it from the element colour setting and affects only the line colour.

Actual: changing one changes the other, too, and only affects the line. (This is what I’d expect in the forks (subtypes 0 and 1), not in the texts (subtypes 2 and 3).)

Status needs info active
Priority P2 - Medium

I would agree, there seems no way to affect the text color right now (not even via the text style). Using the overall element color to control text color makes sense to me.

Encountered this bug today in current version (3.6.2), exactly as described in mirabilos's post.

Elements affected: Crescendo line, Diminuendo line

Issue: There is no way to change the color of the text (by default it's "cresc." and "dim.") in the Inspector.

Details: For these elements, there are two color values that can be set in the inspector: Element Color and Line Color. Currently, both of them affect the color of the line, but not the color of the text.

Proposed solution:
- Have Element Color allow the user to set the color of both text and line, while Line Color would allow to set a different color for the line only.