Staccato in wrong place

• Feb 15, 2010 - 06:24

See attached.

The staccato cannot be properly placed, I think.

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I am having a similar problem, especially when there are two voices or instruments on one staff, which you will find in contrapuntal keyboard music, and orchestra scores (like having horns 1 & 2 on the same staff). What happens is that oppositely facing parts have their staccato marks placed inwardly, instead of properly manifesting on the outside. I got around this by writing sixteenth notes instead of dotted eighths, and eighth notes instead of dotted quarters. But it would still be nice if I didn't have to do this. I think Xavierjazz's problem is similar, in that the staccato always wants to be next to the head of the note.

In reply to by Stefanokud

Trying this out in a prerelease build of 2.0, I can report good news on both fronts. First, the default is now to put articulations on the outside. Second, if you want to move an articulation to the opposite side, you can use "X" to flip it in one stroke. Previously this worked only with fermatas and maybe one or two other markings, but now it works with more.

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