Melisma lines overlap with staff below after line break

• Feb 20, 2021 - 21:10
Reported version
3.6
Type
Graphical (UI)
Frequency
Many
Severity
S4 - Minor
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
Yes
Project

Hi, I think I found a bug in MS 3.6.2:

As already described in the title, long melisma lines that span several bars overlap with the staff below after a system break. They do not seem to be recognized as lyrics text by the automatic placement.

Reproduce:
1. Create a system with 2 or more staves;
2. Create melisma line in the top staff over more than 1 bar;
2. insert a system break between the bars with melisma line;
3. Add more system breaks to bars to create a fully filled page.

Workaround:
- put in a staff spacer (meeeh);
- add extra distance to lower staff via staff properties (adds extra space to all systems);
- change minimum distance in styles (same result as above);
- probably some other stuff you can do to work around.

BTW, the new fonts are exiting and look great! I love the enhanced play feature for chord symbols - ideal for songwriters like me! Thanks a lot!


Comments

Indeed, the basic fact that melisma lines don't autoplace is the root here. But it's also quite likely that the fact that these can continue across systems will complicate any implementation of a fix, and that initial attempts might well fix the single-system case but fail when continued.