I need help with placement of sticking and dynamics.

• Oct 11, 2019 - 03:30

So, I'm trying to fix a score that I found because it's really bothering me. The part I have is for the MDL Snare Line. I want the sticking to be right under the staff and the respective notes, and then the dynamics directly under the sticking. I can't find a way to do it for the life of me. I don't have the time to go through each individual note and move it in place, and I can't seem to move a line of text vertically. When I try to move the dynamic under the sticking, the sticking jumps right under it. So what do I do?
I attached a picture of what it looks like originally.

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It works fine for me, the default position for dynamics is below sticking. I'm guessing whoever created this score didn't use the actual sticking feature but tried to fake it, perhaps using lyrics. Or maybe it's an older score from before MuseScore had a sticking feature). If you attach the score we can understand and assist better. Depending on what is going on, we'll probably end up suggesting selecting all the "sticking" elements (whatever they actually are) and disabling automatic placement for them, then using the Inspector to move them.

In reply to by patrickliving

So, yeah, it seems they used Lyrics to fake the sticking. There is no way (short of re-entering the sticking) to convert it to true sticking, but disabling autoplace for the lyrics will work.

There are a number ways of fixing this, but probably the easiest is to right-click one dynamic, Select / All Similar Elements, then deselect "Automatic Placement" in the Inspector. While you're at it you'll probably want to lower them a little by changing the "Y" position from 4 to 5 or so.

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