Great work with the documentation hmm! It's just what I need to put some musica ficta (modern usage of the term) accidentals on a Palestrina piece I'm working on, where I want to display editorial accidentals above the staff instead of in their regular place (this distinguishes them from accidentals written on the original score).
However, I believe that Rick has used the command as its actual namesake, to "white out" some actual notation so it can be redrawn "properly". This take careful positioning. Anyway, you might include one or more of these examples in your manual.To convert a notated accidental to an above-the-score, I had written a very simple markup object placed after the flattened note "/f1/w1f/w0/f2/x0.4/y6f".
Choose the symbols font, white out on, (white) flat sign, choose the smaller symbols font, move across a tiny bit and above the staff and draw in a new flat. However, there are two snags here.
1) the whiting out is incomplete, as the black flat underneath it bleeds around the edges. Making a larger whiteout flat sort of works, but it leaves a larger hole on several of the staff lines (which I hadn't yet worked on to tidy up)
Okay, so I 've now worked on it and started redrawing lines but it now looks messy, a bit like Mr Bean's repairs on Whistler's Mother!
2) if we ever transpose the part (probably not a consideration with Early music transcriptions), then we need to adjust the white out (easy with Ctrl-Shift-Up/Down, but this then moves the accidental above the staff). Okay, let's ignore this hypothetical snag. (Also, the concept of transposing a written sung line is a modern one, and I should probably be using proper accidentals in that case!)
In the end I decided to put a MIDI transpose (Coarse Tuning) up and back down around this note to remove the accidental.
I'll need to learn how to make an object that combines these two elements.
Here's the code:
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)Pictures in the attachments.
Does anyone have any other suggestions for solutions?