If I create a couple of bars of music, the first of which has a Whole Measure Rest then a grace note, and the second has some "normal" music, all in a time other than 4/4, then the bar with the WMR and grace has the wrong time value - the WMR is treated as a true semi-breve rest, not a rest equal to a bar's length. This seems to me a bug - a grace note should not alter the interpretation of a WMR.
I share the view of most people here that the bracket/brace changes in 2.5 are a step forward - although they're a bit of a pain for the writer of nwctxt converter programs! However, a feature that I think is missing is support for keyboard music where there is more than one stave in the left hand. We can get a curly brace that covers 2 staves in the right hand, but I can't see a way of doing this for the left hand. It would seem to need an extra staff connecting type of "Lower curly brace" or something like it.
I've browsed the postings and know that there is a beta version of Viewer 2.5, which supports pause. Is this only available as a download from the message board, or can it be got at by members of the public (e.g. my music society) from the main Noteworthy web site?
I've done a search and found that this has been suggested before, but I don't believe it has yet been implemented. Noteworthy supports staccato (dot), tenuto (line) and accent (greater than sign) but not marcato (top hat/caret sign). It would seem not too hard to support, given that the others are there. Could I request it be included as a candidate for the next build?
I've now finished my initial stab at creating a tool that takes a complete Noteworthy score and automatically translates it to LilyPond. With care, I believe it means you never have to hack the LilyPond files again, making editing and version control of your scores so much easier. It's a free download, and a full description and download can be found at http://www.holmessoft.co.uk/homepage/software/nwc2ly/.