Inserting measures cancels the effect of ottava lines

• Oct 12, 2014 - 06:46
S4 - Minor
  • Open the attached score created from scratch with MuseScore daf97e1 on Xubuntu 14.10.

  • Select the measure and press Insert to insert one measure.

  • Play the score.

Result: the ottava line no longer works.

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I thought at first this might only happen at the very beginning of the score, but no, it happens any time you insert a measure before an ottava. The ottava doesn't even have to be at the beginning of the measure.

Also, if there are multiple ottavas in the score, all but the *last* play correctly. That is, if there are ottavas in measures 2 & 9, and you insert a measure before measure 2, the ottava in the old measure 2 will play correct, but the one in old measure 9 won't.

In any of these cases, playback is correct after a save/reload.

Is there a way to reload without closing the score and open it again? From what I remember, there was a menu item File > Reload in MuseScore 1.3.

File / Reload is indeed gone - I remember that being a deliberate choice, although I don't know the reasons other than it sometimes caused problems. So close / reopen is the only way I know.