Tuplets need a "Set bracket horizontal" checkbox in the Inspector

• Sep 5, 2019 - 12:32
Reported version
3.2
Type
Functional
Frequency
Few
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project
  1. Use or create a score with many tuplets, where the tuplets start or end with a rest (example score attached).
  2. By the rules of Elaine Gould's "Behind Bars", tuplets with a rest must use a bracket as well as the number.
  3. Use Format > Style... > Tuplets > Maximum slope, to set max slope to zero.
    Expected result: all tuplet brackets should be exactly horizontal
    Actual result: tuplet brackets vary from the horizontal enough to be visually irritating

Suggestion:
a) Expose the Maximum Slope property in the Inspector
b) Add a checkbox for "Set bracket horizontal" to force the issue on multi-selected tuplets
Tuplet_properties.png

Without a new multi-select option in the Inspector, attempting to make all the tuplet brackets exactly horizontal is a painstaking and very time-consuming task. And the task is even worse if the score was created in MS2 and is then edited in MS3.


Comments

Seems like this would be relatively straightforward, we'd need to add "horizontal" as a "styled property" (so tuplets get their value from the style setting if not overridden in the Inspector).

Frequency Many Once

"Maximum slope" is not working for me, the tuplets stay completely the same whatever value I put into it.