Edit a part of a text...

• Sep 13, 2020 - 10:47

Not sure if that title is good...
But how about this: Let's say I have the following text: "Good morning" in musescore.
I select only the "morning" and I go to inspector and change letter size, font and such... But those changes will be applied to only that word and not "Good". So what if texts have that system in musescore? I don't know if it could be useful... but I think I have seen it in other software.


In reply to by [DELETED] 32872726

The toolbar is for specific words (or even letters) and the inspector is for the entire text item. Be careful using the toolbar. If you use it to change the font of a letter changes in the inspector will only be applied until it finds a font setting set by the toolbar. This means if you make the first letter bold, the inspector will have no effect. Fortunately there is a Remove Formatting button in the inspector if this becomes a problem. Click that, apply the font from the inspector, then reapply specific settings to words or letters.

In reply to by SqueezeBoxer

I'm not understanding what you are wanting here - making a part of a single chord symbol bold or whatever? To make the whole chord symbol bold, use the Inspector. But chord symbols are not plain text, they have all sorts of special formatting applied automatically such that there is no necessarily a one-to-one correspondence between the characters you type and the characters displayed (eg, "b" turning in a flat sign, "ma" being reduced to a single composed glyph, roots being capitalized automatically, flat and sharp signs appearing an disappearing as needed on transposition). So any directly applied formatting to individual characters would not be compatible with that. Instead, if you are trying to invent your own method of displaying chord symbols with, say, bold roots and red extensions or whatever, the way to do this would be create a custom chord description XML file where you hardcode the fonts you want to use for the various chord symbol components.

In reply to by SqueezeBoxer

It's not obvious from just a picture that you created those ads something other than actual chord symbols. Nor is it obvious why. But, then, are you saying you figured out how to do do what you want, or are you still having trouble? So if you need further assistance, please attach your actual score and explain what you are trying to do in more detail.

In reply to by SqueezeBoxer

But why not just enter the chord symbols as chord symbols and the lyrics as.. well.. lyrics?

Attached took me 45 mins to create. Plays back and transposes.
All that is required is to get a feeling for the timing of the chords (given that I don't know the song, these might be slightly off).
Make sure to turn on frames/invisible items under view to see which elements from MuseScore have been used to create this.

Also not that I currently use a plain white line to hide the staffline in the first part. I believe that once emilio's work on staff type change elements (hopefully in 3.6) is merged, this workaround will no longer be required as the visibility of staff lines should then apply linked with the staff type change element.

Of course you'll probably want to do some better work on lyrics placements for a real score (left align them for starters).

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In reply to by SqueezeBoxer

The white line is not a "text" line, but just a plain line from the lines palette (See https://musescore.org/en/handbook/lines). I started by selecting the first rest and then Shift+click the last one that should be covered. Then single click the line entry in the palette and adjust the line width in the inspector.
You might have to do the repositioning once for each line segment/system. And in the first system I changed the stacking order so the line shows beneath the time signature.

You may then Ctrl+Shift+drag this line into a custom palette, just as with any other element of the score.

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