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Title: Triplets v. Duples, 3/4 v. 9/8, Hiding "3" in triplets
Post by: Warren Porter on 2008-06-26 12:11 pm
It is possible to hide the 3 above triplets by changing the time signature to one that has triplets built in such as 6/8, 9/8, or 12/8.  All staves would be in this time signature, but it is possible to change for example, a 9/8 staff to appear to be in 3/4.  The following example is 3/4 - 9/8, but is applicable to 2/4 - 6/8 or 4/4 - 12/8, etc.
These ideas are demonstrated in the attached file.
Other related tips are in Notating Pentuplets (https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=2326.0) and n-tuplets (vs m-tuplets) (https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=3061.0).

A webpage to help with this is Triplets.htm (http://www.wjporter.com/nwc/Triplets.htm).  The user has to add the 3 over the middle notes in the first few triplet sets and simile if desired, but the page handles the first three things on the list.
Title: Re: Triplets v. Duples, 3/4 v. 9/8, Hiding "3" in triplets
Post by: Peter Edwards on 2019-03-30 03:07 pm
There's no real need for a hidden staff since you can hide the unwanted dots with extra dot spacing set to -0.1.
In bar 9 it is slightly trickier since you have to keep the dots displayed on the dotted rest and note, and insert hidden rests to achieve the correct length.
Title: Re: Triplets v. Duples, 3/4 v. 9/8, Hiding "3" in triplets
Post by: Flurmy on 2019-03-31 09:01 am
Well, please note this topic is quite old.
Today you can easily hide the "3" using a marker and adding the tuplet indication using TupletMarks.fso.nwcuser.lua
Title: Re: Triplets v. Duples, 3/4 v. 9/8, Hiding "3" in triplets
Post by: Mike Shawaluk on 2019-03-31 11:37 am
Well, please note this topic is quite old.
Today you can easily hide the "3" using a marker and adding the tuplet indication using TupletMarks.fso.nwcuser.lua
Thanks, I was going to make a similar comment. The hiding of augmentation dots is also something that was not possible in the version of NWC that was around when this thread was started.

There are a lot of older threads here, that I suspect people are still finding via searches, that give complicated workarounds that are now much easier with the current NWC version. Perhaps we should post a short reply, directing them to a newer thread that talks about the "better" method.
Title: Re: Triplets v. Duples, 3/4 v. 9/8, Hiding "3" in triplets
Post by: Peter Edwards on 2019-03-31 02:58 pm
But Warren actually directed us here yesterday.