Style settings "stem distance" and "articulation distances" do not work for chord-attached articulations

• Apr 25, 2019 - 01:19
Reported version
P2 - Medium
Graphical (UI)
S3 - Major

When I try to off set articulations or ornaments in style settings, it does not change the location. The only setting that works is the articulation size setting.

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Could you explain the steps to reproduce the issue exactly? I'm still unsure what the issue is because setting distance and offset seems to work with me. Thanks.

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Some of the articulations obey some settings, others obey other settings, but there do seems to be combinations that don't obey anything. For example, middle C treble clef, add marcato, display above the staff, no setting affects it. Looks like those that are set to CHORD anchor (which is most of them) honor the notehead setting but not the stem setting, articulations on the stem side don't respond to anything.

@Marc Sabatella @Peter Vu I am using the MDL Workspace which automatically anchors articulations above the chord. I then go to Style settings to the "Articulations, Ornaments" tab, where I attempt to change Notehead distance, Stem distance, and articulation distance. No matter how much I change those settings, it does not respond on the score.

I assume you are talking about an upstem note, then? That is the problem I mentioned above that I can reproduce. For downstem notes, I find the notehead settings works fine. If you are seeing otherwise, can you please attach your score so we can investigate further?

Title Style Settings: Articulations and Ornaments offset does not work Style settings "stem distance" and "articulation distances" do not work for chord-attached articulations

Ah yes, sorry I missed that. So, I've updated the title to reflect what my understanding is. It seems those two settings work only for "staff"-attached articulations (according to the source code), but I'm not sure there are any such articulations.