Chord symbols: "Minimum chord spacing" on Style page affects vertical distances in error

• Sep 11, 2019 - 15:42
Reported version
3.2
Type
Functional
Frequency
Once
Severity
S4 - Minor
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

MS 3.2.3.

For chord symbols, "Minimum distance" in the Inspector is called "Minimum chord spacing" on the Style page. However, they both have the same effect on the score, so should be given the same name.


Comments

Actually, they shouldn't be the same. Minimum spacing is supposed to be about horizontal collisions, min distance vertical as it is with other elements. But they may indeed interact or be implemented using the same value currently. Needs further investigation.

Title Chord symbols: "Minimum distance" in Inspector is misnamed "Minimum chord spacing" on Style page Chord symbols: "Minimum chord spacing" on Style page affects vertical distances in error
Severity S5 - Suggestion S3 - Major
Type Wording/Translation Functional

See attached MS file:

  • On chord symbols not coupled to fretboard diagrams, changing "Minimum chord spacing" affects both vertical and horizontal distance. Expected result: Only horizontal distance should be affected?
  • On chord symbols coupled to fretboard diagrams, only vertical distance is affected. Expected result: Only horizontal distance should be affected?
Attachment Size
chord_symbol_spacing.mscz 7.65 KB
Severity S3 - Major S4 - Minor

As I recall, we had to "cheat" a little to still support the spacing settings from 2.x. And fretboard diagrams do not use the horizontal spacing at all, so it's to be expected that there is no effect there. So I'm not totally sure this isn't by design. In any case, for the real world use cases we were concerned with, it works well already. We can certainly consider additional settings for yet more independent control of horizontal and vertical spacing , though.