Default placement of hairpins, dynamics, etc

• Mar 24, 2019 - 13:39

It would be really nice to be able to set the default placement of hairpins and dynamics (and maybe a few other items) on a per-staff basis. Maybe a setting in the staff properties. I mean the "above" or "below" setting in the inspector. In choral music with the SATB + Piano (for example) layout it is normal to have all dynamics and hairpins on the SATB parts placed above the staff rather than below it, and having all the dynamics placed below the staff by default is a real pain.

Having it so you can set that default "above" or "below" setting on a per-staff basis for any new hairpins or dynamics added would make transcribing so much easier.


Agreed, it's a common request, hopefully we figure out a good way to implement this.

Meanwhile, though, it's very easy to select all dynamics on a given staff (right-click one, Select / All Similar Elements in Same Staff) and then flip them at once.

Also, seems in this particular case, a nice trick would be to set the default to above staff, then enter piano dynamics on the bottom staff.

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