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  • LEON
  • NWC2 User
Graphics: note spacing with and without accidentals
I have compared NWC to well known editons where the extra spacing given to a note bearing an accidental is usually much smaller. Not a big issue, but to me it looks somewhat strange on the page.
Here are two bars: the first automatically spaced, the second with a 1.50 space added between the natural notes and before the bar line. IMO the manually corrected bar looks more natural.

!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.5,Single)
|Clef|Type:Treble
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:b-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:b-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Spacer|Width:150
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Spacer|Width:150
|Bar
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End

When there are two or more flats the problem becomes worse of course, and the manual extra spacing needs to be wider.

!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.5,Single)
|Clef|Type:Treble
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:-5,-3,-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:b-5,b-3,b-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:-5,-3,-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:-5,-3,-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:b-5,b-3,b-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Spacer|Width:200
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:-5,-3,-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Spacer|Width:200
|Bar
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End

  • Last Edit: 2012-07-26 02:53 am by LEON

Re: Graphics: note spacing with and without accidentals
Reply #1
I think these looks better:
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.5,Single)
|Clef|Type:Treble
|Key|Signature:C|Tonic:C
|TimeSig|Signature:3/8
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:b-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Spacer|Width:50
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:b-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.5,Single)
|Clef|Type:Treble
|Key|Signature:C|Tonic:C
|TimeSig|Signature:3/8
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:-5,-3,-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:b-5,b-3,b-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:-5,-3,-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:-5,-3,-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Spacer|Width:200
|Chord|Dur:4th,Grace|Pos:b-5z,b-3z|Opts:NoLegerLines,Muted|Visibility:Never
|Text|Text:"f   "|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:-3|Justify:Right|Placement:AtNextNote
|Text|Text:"f  "|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:-5|Justify:Right|Placement:AtNextNote
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:-5,-3,b-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Chord|Dur:8th|Pos:-5,-3,-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End
A problem with my second example is that the "text" flats are not highlighted during the note chase.
IMO, NWC would be improved if it highlighted text accidentals and noteheads during playback.
  • Last Edit: 2012-07-26 12:17 pm by Rick G.
Registered user since 1996

  • LEON
  • NWC2 User
Re: Graphics: note spacing with and without accidentals
Reply #2
Yes, I agree, it's more compact, even though the space ratio is quite similar. The absolute width between notes will vary in any case depending on the occasional automatical line break, so your example could at times look quite similar to mine.
Coming to think of it I assume that the advantage of your solution is that it will allow for automatical widening when needed, while mine would not allow narrowing, triggering an automatical line break instead.