In 2/4, spacing of notes in two voices when one voice has a dotted quarter
This is a little complicated to explain. I have worked on this 'spacing' problem for a couple of days. Please see the attached file. [** Please also see the explanation at the end of this message.]
The 'example' is 2 bars long, and I have presented 8 versions, separated by thin double bar lines. The first of the two bars are the same in all eight versions.
The second bar, with the tied dotted-quarter note in another voice, does not seem to respond 'correctly' to the:
Measure Properties > Layout Stretch
The original version is m 3-4.
The distance between the first and second eighth-notes remains too large, when the stretch percentage percentage is below 90%.
In m2, I changed the tied dotted-quarter to rests. In m10, I changed all of the values to eighth notes, to get a 'standard' with which to measure how the "stretch" functions. It functions as expected.
It also functioned, as expected when the 'dot' is removed and replaced by eighth-note rests as in m17. In m17 in the score, when the dot is added to the quarter-note, the "stretch" function no longer works.
[**] . . . I have just found out it is related to the accidental on the following eight-note. Removing or hiding the accidental removes the irregularity in the spacing.
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