Text before braces and brackets

• Dec 4, 2019 - 16:29

If I have this:
then I'd like to be able to simplify by just doing this for all systems and pages:
Right-click on the brace would allow you to change the long and short instrument name.
Using Windows 10 64 bit version

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It's ugly, but you will have to put a horizontal frame in front of every system. If the bracket shows up in the wrong spot, you can move it.

In reply to by mike320

Normal instrument names automatically move the system as required. The brace text should be able to use the same code so that the user doesn't have to mess with horizontal frames on each and every system. I've done that workaround. It's not that it's ugly because frames can be invisible. It's just that it's drudgery. Three invisible frames, each and every system, where each and every brace has to have the same text.

In reply to by BFI221

Sorry, wrong word. It looks fine since you can make the frame invisible but it gets tedious to do it on each system. The problem is that there are 4 different instruments in this situation. If it were 4 of the same instrument you could make the short name Clarinets with the bracket and the name would be centered on the instruments as long as the top staff was visible.

There are existing suggestion to fix this and I've even been involved in conversations with programmer about how to implement it. Perhaps one day it will happen.

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