Remark function - Write down a memo

• May 21, 2022 - 01:18

Hello. I am a composer, and I think it'd be awesome to make a written remark - in the same fashion as text editors - for either a selected note or a group of notes, or a measure. It'd be an easy way to write down what a composer might need to and to pin up things on each different occasion and at different times. This might save a lot of time, and be a new revolution in composing.
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It may look light that.

  1. Choose a note, a group or note, or a measure to comment;
  2. Select it;
  3. Click on a specific button with a "comment" function: it will do what's below reported (open a small text field);
  4. Write the remark.

When you'll go around the score, if something has been commented, you'll see it by its background color.
Also, it'd be great to have a collection of all the remarks you've taken in the score, like a comments section.

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Comments

In reply to by bobjp

Yes, it was not well written. When I wrote a note, I meant a remark that you might add when it's needed.

  1. Choose a note, a group or note, or a measure to comment;
  2. Select it;
  3. Click on a specific button with a "comment" function: it will do what's below reported (open a small text field);
  4. Write the remark.

When you'll go around the score, if something has been commented, you'll see it by its background color.
Also, it'd be great to have a collection of all the remarks you've taken in the score, like a comments section.

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Do you mean some sort of macro/shortcut that would expand into a bunch of notes or a measure? Maybe some pictures would help to clarify your idea.

In reply to by yonah_ag

Here it is. Just a remark to attach when it's needed... That macro function would be great (doing that also with notes) but maybe the text is enough?

  1. Choose a note, a group or note, or a measure to comment;
  2. Select it;
  3. Click on a specific button with a "comment" function: it will do what's below reported (open a small text field);
  4. Write the remark.

When you'll go around the score, if something has been commented, you'll see it by its background color.
Also, it'd be great to have a collection of all the remarks you've taken in the score, like a comments section.

1.png

I understand you. You want to be able to write some notes/comments. Like when your .pdf reader software enables you to make a comment on a range of text in .pdf file. This looks to me as a useful feature.

In reply to by VOONDRACULA

I guess it is possible, maybe with a plugin. This one already exists https://musescore.org/project/add-comments-score but it does not associate comments with particular locations in the score.

I think I would use this facility if if existed, but for my purposes adding comments using staff text works ok. The comments are there only for my benefit as aides-memoire during the composition process They get deleted/edited as the work progresses and are completely removed in the completed work. Having the comments collapsible would reduce clutter but I can live with clutter.

I looked in the issue tracker and could not find a similar suggestion. Perhaps that is your next step.

In reply to by SteveBlower

In the meantime you could also attach texts to full measure rests in voice 2, 3 or 4 in a 'marker staff', created as the bottom staff of your score. The first measure of this staff contains full measure rests in all voices. It functions as a fast accessible starting point for navigation and as a template for copying the rests to your marker points, deleting the rests in unwanted voices. Now you can instantly navigate between say all your annotations attached to a voice 2 rest. And hide the marker staff when you don't need it.

In reply to by MichLeon

@MichLeon Thank you. That's a good solution, though you can't see all the comments in a specific section, and might be more complicated than the "minimal" feature that only needs a button. Also, to me, it'd be a great feature to have the "remarked" notes identified by a color, it might be me, but I'd see how I'm doing with the work. And I think this applies to instrumentalists as well.

In reply to by SteveBlower

If the plugin API can respond to selecting a staff text then maybe a plugin could be written to toggle the visibility of a simple 'placeholder' text with a 'sticky note' text. Placeholders could be like ^1, ^2, ^a, ^b or something else with a defined trigger prefix.

Then, either the placeholder or the sticky note would be visible, but not both at the same time.

In reply to by yonah_ag

@yonah_ag Thank you. I've studied a little magic myself at school - I have a high school diploma in IT - but I wouldn't know where to start to implement such a feature. And I think you've got what I meant. A placeholder, an icon, like Pages' square, which conventionally would express that there's a comment that if clicked opens a window with the remarked text. It'd be great to have a collection of all the comments you've taken somewhere, maybe in this format:

Measure n. x - Text (... if the content overflows the available space)
Measure n. x + 1 - Text

In reply to by yonah_ag

> "* selectable background colour per sticky note*"
Use the inspector ;-)
It is just a styled staff text after all. And currently only the text contents is used to identify it as a marker. So you are free to change fonts/colors/frame/visibility as you see fit.

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