Differentiation of text sizes in score and parts

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OCTO
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Differentiation of text sizes in score and parts

Post by OCTO » 11 Apr 2019, 07:49

Can any music notation software create different sizes of staff-text items (dynamics, expression, technique) for parts and score?
I see an obvious difference in the older scores (and parts) in these sizes.
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MalteM
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Joined: 07 Aug 2018, 18:26

Re: Differentiation of text sizes in score and parts

Post by MalteM » 11 Apr 2019, 17:19

LilyPond can do that, not only for font sizes but also font shapes, names, colors, …

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\version "2.21.0"

violin = \relative {
  c'\ff d e^"pizz." f g-\markup \italic "espress." a b c
}

viola = \relative {
  \clef alto
  a\mp b c d e f g a
}

fullscorelayout = \layout {
  \context {
    \Staff
    \override DynamicText.color = #blue
  }
}

partlayout = \layout {
  \context {
    \Staff
    \override DynamicText.font-size = 3
    \override TextScript.color = #red
    \override TextScript.font-family = #'sans
  }
}


\score {
  \new StaffGroup <<
    \new Staff \violin
    \new Staff \viola
  >>
  \fullscorelayout
}

\score {
  \new Staff \violin
  \partlayout
}

\score {
  \new Staff \viola
  \partlayout
}
Edit: This shows all scores/parts in one image, you’d use \book to make several PDFs.
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basso.continuo
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Joined: 06 Oct 2015, 08:39

Re: Differentiation of text sizes in score and parts

Post by basso.continuo » 12 Apr 2019, 10:52

Sibelius and Dorico both are able to manage different text size (but not font nor style) for score and parts.

bicinium
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Joined: 19 Sep 2018, 08:20

Re: Differentiation of text sizes in score and parts

Post by bicinium » 13 Apr 2019, 06:56

MuseScore can do this too in the sense that style settings are not synchronized between score and parts after you've added the parts. The style menu has an "apply to all parts" button when inside a part, but not when changing things on the score. Something like the Lilypond mechanism would be ideal.

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