Placement of dynamics

• Oct 1, 2019 - 02:15

Let's say I get to a measure I want to be forte. I go to the palette, activate the Dynamics options, double click on "f," but instead of placing that above measure in question, it appears below. I've tried using command/K (on my Mac) to insert it as if it were a chord, but that gives me a capital F, not what I want.

Also, in a previous message from Marc Sabatella, he stated "see [#54721]." Can you tell me where to look for that reference?



Dynamis are normally placed below the staff - except for vocal staves. So if that's what you are currently working on, you can flip the dynamics above by pressing "X". if the entire score is vocal - so you want the dynamics above for all staves - you can go to Format / Style / Dynamics and set the default placement to Above.

The text you mention that I posted was supposed to have turned into a link automatically, but that only works for actual issue reports, whereas that page is a "how to" article. So I should have written,

In reply to by cnye

Well, only if it's unaccompanied opera, or you aren't bothering with the instrument parts, which is indeed possible. But for the record, in a full opera score, dynamics would go below the staff for the instrumental staves, above for the vocal. Right now there is no way to make that fully automatic, best approach I think is just enter all the dynamics first, then select the full contents of the vocal staves (eg, click first measure of top vocal staff, Shift+click last measure of last vocal staff), then right click on dynamic, Select / All Similar Elements in Range Selection, then you can press "X" to flip them all above at once. Then do the same for hairpins.

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