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Putting the "p" in its proper place

Hi all,
Today I was aligning a "p" for piano, when the thought occurred: Can this be done differently? And it can.

!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.5,Single)
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:#-3,n1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:-2,0|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Chord|Dur:4th,Dotted|Pos:-5,-2,0|Opts:Stem=Up
|Rest|Dur:8th,Grace|Visibility:Never
|Dynamic|Style:p|Pos:-10
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:7,9|Opts:Stem=Down
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End

It's all about the invisible grace rest. Without it, the p does not end in its proper place. Moving it to the right with spaces is cumbersome and imprecise.
Enjoy (even if it is an existing little trick.)

Re: Putting the "p" in its proper place

Reply #1
Grace rests affect playback:
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!NoteWorthyComposer(2.5)
|AddStaff|Name:"Staff"
|StaffProperties|EndingBar:Open (hidden)
|Rest|Dur:Half
|Tempo|Base:Half|Tempo:20|Pos:9
|Rest|Dur:8th,Grace
|Note|Dur:Half|Pos:0
|AddStaff|Name:"Staff-1"
|StaffProperties|EndingBar:Open (hidden)|Channel:2
|Rest|Dur:Half
|Note|Dur:Half|Pos:0
!NoteWorthyComposer-End
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Re: Putting the "p" in its proper place

Reply #2

That is true.
Of late, I have suffered severely from the WhatTheHeck Playback-syndrome.
But that is going to end soon.

Re: Putting the "p" in its proper place

Reply #3

Which is why I often use separate playback and printing staves. Get the printout to look right, then copy it to another staff and adjust the playback there so it sounds right. (Or vice versa. Doesn't matter.) You have to mute the printout staff, and hide the playback staff after you have it adjusted. (I know you know this, Rick. There are people reading this who won't.)

Re: Putting the "p" in its proper place

Reply #4
I think you can align the 'p' reliably by going into its properties and setting its alignment to 'best fit forward' instead of 'best fit'.

I guess I'm a bit late to this thread though :)