measure number sized to small staff

• Sep 5, 2015 - 16:45

In a score with a small staff above a piano grand staff, the measure number is sized to the small staff. I would want it to be sized to the piano even if it appears above the system. As is, it takes some guesswork to reset it to a sensible size, because the font size is nominal and the true size is proportionately smaller. Even after the size is reset, it changes if the small staff ratio is changed. I don't know if this is a bug or a feature request.


I wouldn't consider it a bug - most of the time you'd *want* text - including measure numbers - to scale with staff size.

But luckily, it is easy to change the default for any given text style - just uncheck the "Size follows 'Staff space' setting" option.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thanks. I overlooked that. As a pianist, I want to see the measure number easily, not so much other text attached to small staves, so the natural default to me would be the piano or system staff, not the small staff. I don't see how to do that with Edit / Preferences / Score, so I take it I have to do it with each score individually.

In reply to by jwpratt

The most natural default depends on your reason for having the small staff in the first place. Maybe your particular use case *is* common enough to consider making that the default, but I don't know. Sounds like maybe you are creating a lot of scores with one small solo staff followed by piano grand staff. In which case why not simply create a template? Or, use Style / Save and specify the resulting file as the default in Edit / Preferences / Score.

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