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Problem with a chord
Having not used NWC2 for some time, I have a problem!
I want to create a chord which has 2 dotted notes with downward facing stems and a single note of the same value but not dotted, with an upward stem  

Inserting the undotted note first and then inserting a second dotted note with the opposite stem direction works OK, but when I want to add a second similar note, the program won't let me.  What is the answer?

Tony

Re: Problem with a chord
Reply #1
Do it in the opposite order, Tony. Insert the two dotted notes first, then add the undotted note.

Re: Problem with a chord
Reply #2
William,

Strangely, doing what you say works if the note to be added is outside the area occupied by the stem(s) of the existing notes, that is if it is lower in pitch than the existing notes if they are "stem up" or higher if they are stem down. Outside these parameters the extra note cannot be added to the chord.
Tony .

Re: Problem with a chord
Reply #3
Not so strange, Tony. That's the way NWC has always operated. To mix stem directions (e.g., a stem-up note between two stem-down notes or a stem-down note between two stem-up notes), you'll have to use layers. Offset the stem-up note forward one space (using Extra Note Spacing on the Note Properties tab) for better legibility.

Re: Problem with a chord
Reply #4
William,

Thanks! I was hoping that I could avoid layering for only two bars in 100+!

Tony

Re: Problem with a chord
Reply #5
I want to create a chord which has 2 dotted notes with downward facing stems and a single note of the same value but not dotted
Try this:
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.0,Single)
|Chord|Dur:4th|Pos:2|Opts:Stem=Up|Dur2:4th,Dotted|Pos2:-2,0
|Rest|Dur:8th|Opts:Stem=Up
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End
As William says, voices cannot cross. You might try one of these:
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposer(2.0)
|AddStaff
|StaffProperties|EndingBar:Open (hidden)|Layer:Y
|StaffProperties|Muted:N|Volume:127|StereoPan:64|Channel:1
|Chord|Dur:4th,Dotted|Pos:-4,3|Opts:Stem=Down
|Chord|Dur:4th,Dotted|Pos:-4,3|Opts:Stem=Down
|Chord|Dur:4th,Dotted|Pos:-4,3|Opts:Stem=Down,XNoteSpace=1
|AddStaff
|StaffProperties|EndingBar:Open (hidden)
|StaffProperties|Muted:N|Volume:-1|StereoPan:-1|Channel:1
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up
|Rest|Dur:8th
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up,XNoteSpace=1
|Rest|Dur:8th
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up
|Rest|Dur:8th
!NoteWorthyComposer-End
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