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Beam Direction
##### 2017-01-17 10:00 am
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.75,Single)
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Rest|Dur:16th|Opts:VertOffset=-2
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Rest|Dur:16th|Opts:Stem=Up,VertOffset=-2
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th,Dotted|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End

The semiquaver beam in the first bar is obviously wrong. Split the beam (2nd bar) or replace Note/Rest with Dotted Note (3rd bar) shows the correct logic, so why the difference?

And is there a workround?

Re: Beam Direction
##### Reply #1 – 2017-01-17 01:43 pm
Currently, the drawing of a fractional beam is not time signature/beat aware. It simply gravitates toward a preceding dot (in the primary voicing), if one is present. This situation will be reviewed.

Re: Beam Direction
##### Reply #2 – 2017-01-17 05:16 pm
And is there a workround?
For viewing, you might try this:
!NoteWorthyComposer(2.75)
|StaffProperties|EndingBar:Open (hidden)
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Rest|Dur:16th|Opts:VertOffset=-2
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
|Text|Text:"  p"|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:-3|Placement:AtNextNote
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Spacer|Width:200
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-4z|Opts:Stem=Up,StemLength=0,Beam,Muted
|Spacer|Width:0|Color:1
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
|Boundary|Style:NewSystem|NewPage:N
!NoteWorthyComposer-End
That won't print well.
For printing, you might try a layered, whiteout approach:
!NoteWorthyComposer(2.75)
|StaffProperties|EndingBar:Open (hidden)|WithNextStaff:Layer
|Rest|Dur:Half|Visibility:Never
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th,Dotted|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First,Muted|Color:4
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam,Muted
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam,Muted
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End,Muted
|Bar
|Boundary|Style:NewSystem|NewPage:N
|StaffProperties|EndingBar:Open (hidden)
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Rest|Dur:16th|Opts:VertOffset=-2
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Rest|Dur:16th|Opts:VertOffset=-2
|RestChord|Dur:16th|Opts:Stem=Up,VertOffset=-2|Dur2:16th|Pos2:-2|Visibility:Never
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
!NoteWorthyComposer-End
Better options if you could suppress an Augmentation Dot with a Marker or beam a RestChord.
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Re: Beam Direction
##### Reply #3 – 2017-01-18 02:41 am
Better options if you could suppress an Augmentation Dot with a Marker or beam a RestChord.
Augmentation dots can be suppressed in 2.75a beta. The following clip displays and prints (in the beta version):
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.75,Single)
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Rest|Dur:16th|Opts:VertOffset=-2
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th,Dotted|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First,XDotSpace=-1
|Spacer|Width:150
|Text|Text:"p"|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:-3|Justify:Center|Placement:AsStaffSignature
|Spacer|Width:150
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End

Re: Beam Direction
##### Reply #4 – 2017-01-24 07:45 pm
Although no longer required in this case, 2.75a Beta 10 includes a beam group option which can be used to properly segment groups in a beam:

!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|TimeSig|Signature:2/4
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam,BeamGrp
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Rest|Dur:32nd
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam,BeamGrp
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Rest|Dur:16th
|Bar
|TimeSig|Signature:6/8
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam,BeamGrp
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam,BeamGrp
|Note|Dur:32nd|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Rest|Dur:4th,Dotted
|Bar
|TimeSig|Signature:2/4
|Note|Dur:8th,Dotted|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th,Dotted|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
|TimeSig|Signature:3/8
|Note|Dur:8th,Dotted|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam,BeamGrp
|Note|Dur:8th,Dotted|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
|Rest|Dur:16th
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam,BeamGrp
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-4|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End,BeamGrp
|Rest|Dur:16th
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End

Re: Beam Direction
##### Reply #5 – 2017-01-24 08:07 pm
Beta 10 includes a beam group option
!NoteWorthyComposer(2.751)
|Editor|ActiveStaff:1|CaretIndex:15|SelectIndex:1|CaretPos:0
|StaffProperties|EndingBar:Open (hidden)
|Text|Text:"NWC 2.75a Beta 10"|Font:PageText|Pos:12
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Rest|Dur:16th|Opts:VertOffset=-2
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=First
|Rest|Dur:16th|Opts:VertOffset=-2
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam,BeamGrp
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up,Beam=End
|Bar
!NoteWorthyComposer-End
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