Has anything been done about the text line bug...

• Sep 13, 2015 - 05:43


...as I'd very much like to use lines with text properly above them. Currently I must create the line and then separate staff text to go above it.

And as long as I'm at it, is there a way to angle text? You can angle a line by clicking until you get the little handle-boxes, and then dragging them. I'd like to angle the text along with the line. Is that possible?


As explained in the comments to that issue, it's not exactly a bug. On order to get the text to truly appear above or below the line, you also need to change the text properties (the button to the right of the text).

Oh, I see. Thanks for pointing that out.

However, I can't seem to get it to work in the "continuing" field. What I would like to do is use this feature with guitar barre lines, and keep the fret number as is (default setting) while putting new text ABOVE the line. Therefore I have performed as the attached screenshots show--but nothing shows up at all.

Upon experimentation, I see that this is the case with regular lines as well; the "continue" text field doesn't seem to work. Or am I maybe doing something wrong?

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In reply to by Ironword

You need to set *both*. In the main Line Properties dialog, set the oplacement to either above or below - doesn't matter, the point is, it won't be to the left any more. Then use the text properties to actually set it above or below.

If you still have problems, please post the specific score and explain further.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

OK, score attached. This is just an experimental score so I can solve this problem, not anything real I'm working on.

I attempted to do what you said: set both beginning and continuing text "above" in the main dialog and then further adjust them in the sub-dialog (see all attachments; I did not include two Text Properties subdialog screenshots because I set both Beginning and Continue exactly the same to avoid confusion). But as you can see, I'm still getting nothing but the beginning text.

Even if this did work, however, I wouldn't be getting satisfactory results. What I really need is for the fret number to remain left while the continuing text goes above, viz:

instructional text

If having the fret number above the line were acceptable, I wouldn't care about using the "continue" text feature. I could just use the "Beginning" field and have done. But I want to clearly separate the fret number from the instructional text. Therefore I do not want them on the same line. Also, I should make it clear that placing any text Below is unacceptable for various reasons (I can explain later if it matters, but suffice to say for now that I don't want to do that).

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In reply to by Ironword

Perhaps you are confused about what "continue" text is for. It's text that appears at the beginning each subsequent system if a line is continued for multiple systems. The line in your score is only one measure long. But if add more measures or a line break to make a second system, and extend your line to that system, the text appears exactly as it should.

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