Multi line chord alterations

• Apr 15, 2015 - 17:15

This my request for chord symbols that have more than one alterations that today I'm not able to view on different lines as in the attached image example.
It would also be helpful to have the automatic addition of parentheses. For example if I write e7b9#11 the chord then is shown correctly.
Hope in a future release, unless it is already possible today and I do not know yet.

Schermata 2015-04-15 alle 18.04.45.png


Yes, this will be a nice enhancement at some point.

You *can* make this happen for chords you pre-arrange to allow it to happen for, by creating a custom chord definition file and using that rather than the Standard or Jazz versions already provided.

As for parens, if you want them, type them. MuseScore doesn't add or remove anything from what you type; it just tries to find the best way it can to parse and render it.

In reply to by Tommotide

It's not meant to be something the average user would do. Eventually we'd hope to provide a UI to allow it to be done directly within MuseScore. But for now, if you're interested in this type of rendering, you could look at the existing files inMuseScore's "Styles" folder - chords_jazz.xml in particular. If you open that file in a text editor and browse around you might be able to figure it out. Looking at how the "69" chord is handled in "chords_jazz.xml". Or, if not you, maybe someone else reading will want to tackle it at some point.

But eventually, it is something that would be nice to support automatically and/or via some built-in interface for specifying the rendering of specific chords.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

A built-in interface for specifying the rendering of specific chords directly in MuseScore would be fantastic.
It would be great to have more solutions related to the chords management and the way they were displayed in layout.
Settings currently available are already a big help, however perfection is always around the corner :)
I follow you.

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