Add square brackets to score elements to indicate editorial additions/changes

• Feb 1, 2020 - 17:26
Reported version
3.4
Type
Functional
Frequency
Many
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

The standard method of indicating editorial additions and changes in a score is to enclose them within square brackets. It is possible to do this for many elements in MuseScore by editing an existing element or by creating a text-only version from the symbols pallet. However, this is a bit of a kludge and is impossible (or very difficult) for elements such as slurs and ties.

It would be useful to have a facility to select an item, or range of items, and to surround it with square brackets.


Comments

Yes, please! Having the options to check a box to add parentheses or brackets to indicate that an element is editorial or optional would be incredibly useful. I'd use that for ornaments pretty regularly.