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by Fred G. Unn
02 Sep 2017, 15:28
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 9655

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

jan wrote:
30 Aug 2017, 06:11
Thanks for the input. Yes, this is automatable ... I'll see what I can do.
Great!
by Fred G. Unn
29 Aug 2017, 23:07
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 9655

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

Here's an issue I ran into again today with longer chord symbols, where sometimes really the only option is to create an opaque expression and break the barline: Just Friends Score pg5.jpg Jan, if you came up with a plug-in that could automate that in some way, I'd buy it as soon as it was available!
by Fred G. Unn
28 Aug 2017, 13:41
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 9655

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

On a big band standard or leadsheet (which even usually is in 4/4), I'd prefer system 4 where (nearly all of) the slashes have the same distance. Hi Jan, My only problem with system 4 is that I routinely have to use a mix of basic slashes and rhythmic slashes, and system 4 is pretty close to the sp...
by Fred G. Unn
25 Aug 2017, 22:41
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 9655

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

Just to clarify, here's your example with some extra space added to the bars with collisions: ChordSpacing.jpg System 1 is default spacing. System 2 has 144 EVPUs added to the bars with collisions. System 3 has 96 EVPUs added and then the colliding symbols were moved a few clicks away from each othe...
by Fred G. Unn
25 Aug 2017, 22:16
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 9655

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

I don't see any problem with a chord symbol hanging over into a resting measure. Per definition, chord symbols remain valid also during rests, and chords might indeed be played during notated rests of a melody line, unless "No chord" is explicitly specified. This is true for a lead sheet, but not f...
by Fred G. Unn
25 Aug 2017, 22:06
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Spacing with chord symbols
Replies: 15
Views: 9655

Re: Spacing with chord symbols

I have to deal with chord collisions all the time, and I do it a variety of different ways. In Finale I almost always start with chord spacing turned off, as it generally looks like crap. On very rare occasions I'll turn in on for one measure or something. One of my favorite ways to avoid collisions...
by Fred G. Unn
07 Aug 2017, 19:30
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Case of the Disappearing Slur
Replies: 28
Views: 14840

Re: Case of the Disappearing Slur

What do Notatio members think about this issue and are there techniques that might make the second approach easier to implement in Finale? Just saw this thread and if you haven't tried it, TGTools/Modify/Modify Slurs could possibly be of some help. Here's the default Finale way of doing it (started...
by Fred G. Unn
18 Jul 2017, 20:24
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition
Replies: 21
Views: 11169

Re: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition

Was there ever a consensus on whether it is a D# or D natural in the 3rd bar? I see some engravers adding a #, some a natural, and some just leaving it alone.
by Fred G. Unn
18 Jul 2017, 20:04
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition
Replies: 21
Views: 11169

Re: [ANN] Ten Music Notation Programs, second edition

For me, the document would be more useful if one saw each program in its Sunday best. I'm in agreement here. I mean it's nice to see what each program does by default, but most better engravers aren't going to limit themselves to the defaults, they are going to tweak them to achieve the best possib...
by Fred G. Unn
04 May 2017, 17:13
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Re-setting old Novello Choral Octavo
Replies: 21
Views: 10997

Re: Re-setting old Novello Choral Octavo

Doesn't Dorico use LibreBodoni for titling with Academico (a free Century Schoolbook) for lyrics? I'm sure I've seen a variety of modern face in some publishing houses' scores. Apropos of nothing, I note the OUP are using Plantin for lyrics and Sabon for titling, and I'm not sure of the merit of th...