A couple of niggles...?
Just saw MuseScore 2.0 was now in beta and installed if for the first time yesterday. First impressions are good... this is a seriously impressive app which I have no doubt competes with the big players.
So, I dived in and started engraving a short score. It's mostly very intuitive, and I applaud the development team for that. A couple of things striking me, which I wonder if I'm just missing something simple...
1.) It seems like the tuplet numbers don't always align along the beam. In the short score I'm working on, this seems to happen about 1 in every 3 times. Almost like the tuplet brackets are invisible, yes, but not being angled parallel to the beam.
2.) The default diamond note-head it pretty unorthodox looking. Is that a bug? The second bar here is using the "mi" noteheads instead.
3.) Something weird going on with the kerning in the footer...
4.) And on the subject of typgraphy... this is a more general point about fonts. I'm curious what's going on behind the scenes. If I use an OTF, is MuseScore automatically selecting the appropriate features available, such as tabular lining figures? For example, I see that lining figures are being chosen by default in text field, but it could be nice to use proportional at times. Do we have a simple way of choosing stylistic alternatives? I don't see anywhere to allow me to set those things manually. Are we able to adjust kerning and stuff like that on text elements? Again, I'm not seeing it, but I only started using this yesterday!
5. Slurs to me seem a little to thin. Or, perhaps I should say some of the slurs feel a little to thin, especially when you compare them to a tie. When I attempt to thicken the slurs up in style->general that also affect ties, which then seem too thick. Am I missing something here? Is it possible to a) adjust slur thickness globally without affecting tie thickness and/or b) adjust slur thickness on a case-by-case basis.
Anyway, I hope this doesn't come off as a negative first post. I'm overwhelmed by how great MuseScore 2.0 is, and I'm hoping to use it as my main engraver from now on.
P.S. system is Windows 7 (64bit) Home