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General Discussion / Re: how to deal with orphan notes on a staff stretching to the right margin
Last post by hmmueller -
First, in general, is not really a good idea to write independent pieces in a single score and then try to present them "separately enough". A better way is to write each piece separately and then paste the resulting images or WMFs into e.g. a Microsoft Word "master document". Yes, the workflow is not nice - with every change in your music, you must copy the resulting score into the master document, which might then need reformatting (I don't know whether one could include "linked images" in MS Word, so that the master document is updated automatically ...).

If you really want to put separate pieces into one NWC score, you can use "Gaps" - this is a sub-type of the "Boundary" object, which is created via Insert->Boundary Change or keyboard shortcut ]. At the bottom, you find the "Gap" option. What I often do, is to add a Gap and then a Transparent Bar with "Force System Break" enabled; by playing with the Gap's width, you can format the "orphan line" to a nice note spacing. But it's some trial and error ...

For a somewhat intricate example of such a score, see the attached (German) "Liturgieblatt", which I wrote for my church services.

H.M.
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General Discussion / how to deal with orphan notes on a staff stretching to the right margin
Last post by tsoilihoi -
I am trying to notate a course method for violin and am having problems with orphan lines.  I read a few posts suggesting changing the note font size in page setup or changing the boundaries.  There is only so much that I can do with the controls that were mentioned.
One area is corrected and another not.  As long as the end of a staff is married to the right margin, I am not sure how to avoid a few notes spread across a whole staff line.  In the pic I am attaching, I force system breaks and  change boundaries to allow for spacing and text.  But as you can see, certain lines that end with a few notes become distorted and stretched.  I am hoping there is a command to deal with this rather than massaging the note and staff boundaries to negate orphans.  Staves 3 and 6 are affected and changing the note font size or the boundaries fixes a couple and messes with others.  Unless something can be applied that affects only a particular system then a change to the whole document seems to have its pros and cons.  Is it necessary for all staff lines to end against the right margin or can they be made to truncate early?

PB
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General Discussion / Re: Scriptorium Update
Last post by Richard Woodroffe -
Folks,

The Scriptorium has been updated with works submitted by :

Andrew Purdam      Missa ‘Ave Maria’ 4 vocum. I. Kyrie   (Palestrina) Updated
Richard Woodroffe   Das gestörte Glück   (Thwarted happiness) (Schubert)
Klaas Lamminga   Nichts soll uns scheiden von der Liebe Gottes   (Buxtehude)
Andrew Purdam   Eighteenth Variation from Rapsodie on a Theme of Paganini   (Rachmaninoff)
John Hooper   Cantata No: 147 -  Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben   (Bach)
Mike Gibson   I Love my Love  arr. Holst   (Traditional)

         
If you would like to be notified every time the Scriptorium is updated, please send an e-mail  requesting Scriptorium Update
notification to scriptoman "at" tiscali "dot" co "dot" uk
https://nwc-scriptorium.org/whatsnew.html

Stay safe

Richard
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Object Plugins / Re: Markup.rg
Last post by Andrew Purdam -
It's more than a good idea, Peter.
My original stab was uploaded last week, but the Scripto's previewer doesn't recognise the channel transpose!
I revisited the work and got rid of not only the MPCs doing the transposition, but the use of Markup, as I discovered with a clearer head that it can now all be done very easily with text.
A new version has been submitted to Rich.
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General Discussion / Re: Scriptorium Update
Last post by Richard Woodroffe -
Folks,

The Scriptorium has been updated with works submitted by :

Andrew Purdam   Missa ‘Ave Maria’ 4 vocum. I. Kyrie   (Palestrina)
Richard Woodroffe       Lebenstraum - Ich sass an einer Tempelhalle(A dream of life - I sat at the portals of a temple)(Schubert)
Mike Gibson   Mass in B flat (Op. 77)   (Hummel)
John Hooper   Missa Hercules dux Ferrariae   (DesPres)
      
If you would like to be notified every time the Scriptorium is updated, please send an e-mail  requesting Scriptorium Update
notification to scriptoman "at" tiscali "dot" co "dot" uk

https://nwc-scriptorium.org/whatsnew.html

Stay safe

Richard
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General Discussion / Re: Very Sad news.
Last post by Andrew Purdam -
Really sad to hear of Rick's death. He was such a strong presence in the NWC community,  esp amongst the "power users" (there's got to be a better term). RIP Rick and sincere condolences to Debbie and family.
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General Discussion / Re: Scriptorium Update
Last post by Richard Woodroffe -
Folks,

Somehow, I didn't post last week's updates.

So for the record -  two weeks ago :

Scriptorium  Updated and revised Frequently Asked Questions
Richard Woodroffe  D852 Opus 79 No.2 Die Allmacht  (Schubert )
John Hooper     Lauda Sion, Op. 73 (1847)  (Mendelssohn)
Mike Gibson     Locus Iste   (Bruckner)
Klaas Lamminger    Vexilla Regis (Bruckner)

https://nwc-scriptorium.org/whatsnew.html

Regards

Rich.
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Object Plugins / Re: Markup.rg
Last post by Andrew Purdam -
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:
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|User|MIDIParm.nw|Pos:5.5|LSB:2|DataMSB:63|DataLSB:0|Visibility:Never
|Note|Dur:Half|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up
|User|Markup.rg|Pos:0|Markup:/f2/x0.2/y6f
|User|MIDIParm.nw|Pos:5.5|LSB:2|DataMSB:64|DataLSB:0|Visibility:Never
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End
Pictures in the attachments.

Does anyone have any other suggestions for solutions?

Cheers
Andrew