Link layout changes to score/parts

• Jan 26, 2022 - 22:35

Forgive me if this has been discussed, but I did a search and didn't see an explicit request (although I did see the opposite).

I would like to see an option to apply specific inspector properties to the parts from the score and vice versa.

An example that I see as pretty important is bracketing accidentals. To me, these signify musical content, not like margins or staff size. A bracketed accidental signifies an editorial change, for example, and might need to be shown in the parts. I also like to input music that is in partbooks as individual parts so that I can proof them more easily, and I don't want to enter editorial accidentals in two places.



Accidentals are certainly content and are certainly synced between score and parts.
Not so sure about brackets. You say "might", Wich already indicates that these may be different at times. The syncing is all or nothing though, so we tend to not sync in case of doubt, as we can't 'break' the link currently

You need to add brackets to score before creating parts.

(So sometimes you would need to remove parts and recreate them).

Whups, I missed, it is feature request. It would be nice, I agree.

Fixing this should be a simple 1-line (1-word actually) change, from

      { Pid::ACCIDENTAL_BRACKET,      false, "bracket",               P_TYPE::INT,                 DUMMY_QT_TRANSLATE_NOOP("propertyName", "bracket")          },


      { Pid::ACCIDENTAL_BRACKET,      true,  "bracket",               P_TYPE::INT,                 DUMMY_QT_TRANSLATE_NOOP("propertyName", "bracket")          },

In libmscore/property.cpp, line 137 in 3.x resp. src/engraving/libmscore/property.cpp, line 160
But a) as mentioned, this would make it impossible to have it different between score and parts, so I'm not sure that's the right thing?
and b) for some strange reason it doesn't work, so is not that easy apparently...

I agree that it does not need to be the default so that the score and parts can differ, but I wish there was an option to have them be the same when needed. I know Finale, for example, has the option to apply positioning changes between the score and parts or to keep them separate: see "Unlinking and relinking elements between score and parts" at…. I would guess that other programs do as well.

I would also like to be able to have different clefs in score in parts, but I know this has been requested already and is related to the unlinking of aspects that you mentioned.

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