Coda with text
Can I add the text "Coda" after the Coda symbol?
I see that different software supports the appearance of Coda differently. Some software, like, MuseScore, have just the coda symbol, while some have just the text "Coda", and some other software have both the symbol and the text.
For educational purposes, I do want to have the symbol and the text after it. On MuseScore, I have tried different methods/hacks.
Method 1: I have tried editing the Coda text box and add the text "Coda" behind the symbol. However the text is not in the same format/style as the other parts like the out-of-the-box default "D.S. al Coda". I then tried selecting the text and changed the format but formatting partial text wouldn't work unless the format for the whole textbox is applied. Formatting the whole textbox, unfortunately, would affect the original format/style of the symbol.
Method 2: Add a staff textbox with text "Coda" behind the symbol. This method does remove the problems with separate formatting, but it creates another problem. The symbol textbox position is basically locked to the measure, while the staff textbox is anchored to a note of the measure. Some people may think this hack is OK, but I don't think this is very reliable. Since the two things are anchored to different things, if the layout of the documents is modified later, then the positions of the two textbox may become unaligned. That will require attention to fix it occasionally.
There are other hacks I have tried too, but they are far more unreliable.
I hope there are options in the inspector for us to show/hide the symbol/text.