Add Placement for repeat text to Inspector, Style dialog

• May 11, 2019 - 01:33
Reported version
P2 - Medium
S4 - Minor


MuseScore 2.3.2 contained the ability to place Repeat Text (D.C., D.S., D.S. al Fine, Fine) below the staff. For some strange reason, it appears impossible to do this in MuseScore 3.0. Is this a regression? Can there be a style-wide "Placement" setting like there is for System & Staff Text to allow the user to choose whether they want it above or below the staff?

So, what's really weird about this, is that in MuseScore 2, the Jazz Lead Sheet template had the following style set by default for Repeat Text:

Y offset: 5.50sp
Align top edge of text to reference point

This would set the repeat text below the staff, as is the formatting in The Real Book.
It's impossible to do this on a style wide level now without having to manually edit the placement of said repeat text. It would be great though if we could have this text in that spot, and at the same time be affected by the collision detection algorithm like staff text.

Marc Sabatella • May 8, 2019 - 06:13
Actually, the setting still exists, and you can set it by hand-editing a template or MSS file - add a tag "repeatRightPlacement" and set it to "1" to place it below. Somehow I guess the Placement property this didn't make it into the Inspector for repeats. Could you file a bug report to the issue tracker, using Help / Issue tracker, above?


I'm curious. In the case of jump text, the common positions are above the first staff and below the last staff in a system. Where does your improved X command move the text?

Right. We've discussed the possibility of some day adding additional controls over which staves will display system text (including repeat, tempo text, rehearsal marks, etc). But that's a totally separate issue. Maybe you want it below the last staff, maybe you want it above the first violins, etc - these are indeed valid choices we should support at some point. But the "X" command isn't about chnaging which staff a text is assigned to, just about whether it displays above or below that staff. If/when eventually we do support the ability for system text to be associated with staves other than the top, we could also consider changing the behavior of "X" to take avdantage of that.

Title Unable to Place Repeat Text Below Staff Add Placement for repeat text to Inspector, Style dialog

This PR is now merged, so "X" will work, but we still need to add it to the Inspector and/or Style dialogs.