Shortest stem length?

• Oct 14, 2018 - 03:24

After setting Style>General>Edit Style>Notes>Shortest stem, should I expect that this value will only be observed by unbeamed note stems?

That is what happens. Beamed notes like eight notes ignore this value.

This is not highly important but I was surprised that this global setting seems to not be global in its effect.


The algorithm for beamed notes is very different indeed. This setting is for s different case, the progression of shortened stems that happen when you have notes above/below the staff with stems pointing away from the staff (eg, in a multiple voice situation).

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