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by jan
19 Aug 2017, 07:49
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing problems with unisons
Replies: 8
Views: 5697

Re: Spacing problems with unisons

Here is the solution that John was referring to (I think).
I edited the beat chart for 2nd AND 3rd note. It's much more difficult to get good results like this, but it looks better than image 3.
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by jan
18 Aug 2017, 08:23
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing problems with unisons
Replies: 8
Views: 5697

Spacing problems with unisons

For my layout plugin I am experimenting with automatic correction of some Finale spacing issues. Example image 1 is Finale's default output (Problem: the second unison note is not taken into account with accidental collision and is too close to the first unison note). Image 2 is what my plugin creat...
by jan
10 Aug 2017, 21:16
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 32065

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

I have made another test file created with the automatic staff spacing plugin. The "Before" PDF has the original Finale output, the other PDF the output after processing the file with the plugin (and other plugins). https://elbsound.studio/download.php?f=Tristan%27s%20Test%20Score%20Before.pdf https...
by jan
16 Jun 2017, 09:38
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 32065

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

Thanks, Knut and John.
And yes, of course, there are some parameters available like top/bottom margin distance, standard single line (i.e. percussion staves) and 5-lines distance and an extra distance factor for the (larger) group distance.
by jan
10 Jun 2017, 15:55
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 32065

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

After some time I have uploaded another test video that shows a nice distribution of the staves after the staff layout optimization plugin has been run. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9KaxtMingU Two scenarios are shown: - a typical unoptimized page with some overlappings - a completely crunched pa...
by jan
01 Jun 2017, 09:29
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Font / engraving help for a music video
Replies: 5
Views: 5885

Re: Font / engraving help for a music video

The following fonts are a good alternative to mimic the look above: - SWMusic (nearly 100% identical with the image above, but very difficult to implement in Finale, http://www.fontsner.com/font/SWMusic-70683.html) - Burnside (from https://www.fontshop.com/families/burnside/buy , available for Final...
by jan
03 Apr 2017, 12:33
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 32065

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

Knut wrote:I don't think rotating only a few of the clefs in a score would look particularly good
No, of course not, especially when they still collide like in the video. It was just a demonstration that it is possible to have both sorts of clefs in a score at the same time.
by jan
03 Apr 2017, 07:27
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 32065

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

Regarding clefs for condensed scores: another solution is to slightly rotate the clefs. So you don't mess up the clef style by mixing different fonts. In this video the clefs from the two top staves were rotated by 0.06° with a JW Lua script in Finale. It's a bit tricky to do in Finale's Shape Desig...
by jan
28 Mar 2017, 09:04
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 32065

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

This should only be done if the assigned default music font contains both styles of treble clef (both an upright and slanted/rotated) as stylistic alternates for this specific purpose. Otherwise, the chances of it looking good are fairly slim. I agree with that. It's indeed only an optional setting...
by jan
28 Mar 2017, 07:27
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Automatic Staff/System Spacing
Replies: 57
Views: 32065

Re: Automatic Staff/System Spacing

Thanks for the input, John, Christof and Knut ! I am busy the next days, but will answer next week. Here is a bit on Christof's and Knut's remarks. And regarding the other score: 1. Flipping the 6-tuplets to the other side would remove the hairpin-collision without inferring new conflicts. Opposed t...