Add ability to rename part titles after creation

• May 20, 2011 - 02:38
S5 - Suggestion

1. Open score.
2. Create Part.
3. Close Part box.
3. Open Part box.

Expected behaviour: Part Title is editable.
Actual behaviour: Part Title is greyed out.

Using MuseScore 2.0 Nightly Build (4300) - Mac 10.4.11.


I've been working on a lot on the parts dialog recently... but my PR (#2315 ) haven't been merged yet... That'd be nice to merge it before doing to much change elsewhere, since I introduced the Undo command behavior for all changes and it might get into conflicts.

Status (old) patch (code needs review) active

Looks like a very easy one-line fix. Except that it doesn't work:
the name in the part's tab doesn't change
the filename when exporting the part doesn't change
the partname text in upper left Corner of the title frame of the part doesn't change
the meta- tag partName doesn't change

Only thing that does change is what is shown on the excepts dialog. And even that doesn't survive a save/close/reopen!

Well , to be honest I did not consider the things you mentioned , I will be working on it again , seemed pretty straight forward initially , now I see the underlying problem .Thanks for review .

I run into this issue every time I open a score from an international user and want to prepare the scores for upload to with english instrument names.

I even have problems with my own scores, because my UI language is German. I have a hell lot of work to keep german instrument names out of the scores and currently, there's no way to change the instrument names in the GUI once you've got it wrong. (Fagott vs. bassoon, Tenorhorn vs. baritone horn, Posaune vs. trombone...)

I found ways using emacs/zip-mode in order to replace the instrument names in the zipped mscx files, however this does not seem to be the solution for the ordinary user :-/

So, please make this feature part of musescore-2.1

TIA, Wolfgang Glas

I would like this also. When I transcribe a song written by a German (or other languages) I have to look up the instruments to figure out what they are in English. I don't think this could possibly make it into 2.1 though. It's release is imminent with no plans of having it included. The soonest it could make it into MuseScore is 3.0 which is still quite away off, then only if someone wants to add the feature.

I agree it's highly unlikely for 2.1 which is imminent. Meanwhile, though, I wonder if a plugin could be written to do this? Failing that, someone could probably write a Perl script or some such to automate the process of editing the MSCX file within the MSCZ archive. It's also conceivable such a feature could be added to to rename instruments there even without altering the actual score.

Edit: Removed request to work this into v2.3 -- I didn't realize (1) that nearly every reference to the part can be easily renamed within Musescore except the text on the part's tab and (2) how easy it was to use 7-Zip to edit the internal file with search/replace in order to rename the tab. Apologies for taking up space.

(I think the issue referenced below though is not as easy of a fix.)

P.S. I also posted a similar/related feature request to allow editing the part's instruments as well.

Reported version 2.1  
Frequency Many
Regression No
Workaround No

I have Musescore 3 and can't even get "score properties" when I click on an empty space within my score.

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