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sideways wavy line
Hi

I'm notating for handbells and need a wavy line that extends from the note to the next note or bar. It would sort of look like a sideways arpeggio line. It is to notate shaking the bell.

Does anything exist?

Thanks

Re: sideways wavy line
Reply #1
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposer(2.751)
|PgSetup|Zoom:6
|StaffProperties|EndingBar:Open (hidden)
|Note|Dur:Half|Pos:6
|User|Glissando.ms|Pos:5|Pen:wavy|Text:|Weight:1.1|EndOffsetX:-0.5|StartOffsetX:0.25
|Note|Dur:Half|Pos:6
!NoteWorthyComposer-End
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Re: sideways wavy line
Reply #2
Thanks for sharing that. It was quite time-consuming to do for a chord member. I wonder if there is an easier way that doesn't involve the x and y axes? I thought maybe there might be a text character, but didn't find one in the character map.

Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|Text|Text:"Sk"|Font:PageSmallText|Pos:7
|Chord|Dur:Half|Pos:-3,-1,1,4|Opts:Stem=Down
|User|Glissando.ms|Pos:0|Class:Span|Pen:wavy|Text:|Weight:1.1|EndOffsetX:-1.5|StartOffsetY:1.5
|User|Glissando.ms|Pos:2|Class:Span|Pen:wavy|Text:|Weight:1.1|EndOffsetX:-1.5|StartOffsetY:3.5
|User|Glissando.ms|Pos:4|Class:Span|Pen:wavy|Text:|Weight:1.1|EndOffsetX:-1.5|StartOffsetY:5.5
|User|Glissando.ms|Pos:-2.5|Class:Span|Pen:wavy|Text:|Weight:1.1|EndOffsetX:-1.5|StartOffsetY:-0.5
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End


Re: sideways wavy line
Reply #3
Thanks for sharing that. It was quite time-consuming to do for a chord member. I wonder if there is an easier way that doesn't involve the x and y axes? I thought maybe there might be a text character, but didn't find one in the character map.

How about this?
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|Text|Text:"Sk"|Font:PageSmallText|Pos:7
|Chord|Dur:Half|Pos:-3,-1,1,4|Opts:Stem=Down
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:2|Justify:Right
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:0|Justify:Right
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:-2|Justify:Right
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:-4|Justify:Right
|Bar
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End
There is in fact a "squiggle" character in the Staff Symbols font (it is the character that the Glissando object uses to draw wavy lines.) The only drawback to this approach is that the characters won't line up while you are editing your score (unless you are in Viewer Mode).

Re: sideways wavy line
Reply #4
The lining up part doesn't bother me but the squiggles seem to be going past the measure bar a tiny bit. This would be quicker unless there's a lot of fiddling around to do.

Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]

!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|Text|Text:"Sk"|Font:PageSmallText|Pos:7
|Chord|Dur:Half|Pos:-3,-1,1,4|Opts:Stem=Down
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:2|Justify:Right
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:0|Justify:Right
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:-2|Justify:Right
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:-4|Justify:Right
|Bar
|Chord|Dur:Half|Pos:-3,-1,1,4|Opts:Stem=Down
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:2|Justify:Right
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:0|Justify:Right
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:-2|Justify:Right
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:-4|Justify:Right
|Bar
|Rest|Dur:4th
|Rest|Dur:4th
|Rest|Dur:4th
|Rest|Dur:4th
|Rest|Dur:4th
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End



Re: sideways wavy line
Reply #5
I'm replying to myself in case anyone ever searches for this topic (like me, when I forget how to do this!)

Using the insert button to add one space after the last squiggle will keep them from crossing over the bar line:

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!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|Text|Text:"Sk"|Font:PageSmallText|Pos:7
|Chord|Dur:Half|Pos:-3,-1,1,4|Opts:Stem=Down
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:2|Justify:Right
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:0|Justify:Right
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:-2|Justify:Right
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:-4|Justify:Right
|Spacer|Width:50
|Bar
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End


Re: sideways wavy line
Reply #6
You may find Glissando.ms more robust:
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|Text|Text:"Sk"|Font:PageSmallText|Pos:7
|Chord|Dur:Half|Pos:-3,-1,1,4|Opts:Stem=Down
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:2|Justify:Right
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:0|Justify:Right
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:-2|Justify:Right
|Text|Text:""|Font:StaffSymbols|Pos:-4|Justify:Right
|Spacer|Width:50
|Bar
|Text|Text:"Sk"|Font:PageSmallText|Pos:7
|Chord|Dur:Half|Pos:-3,-1,1,4|Opts:Stem=Down
|Spacer|Width:50
|User|Glissando.ms|Pos:-2|Pen:wavy|Text:
|User|Glissando.ms|Pos:0|Pen:wavy|Text:|StartOffsetY:2|EndOffsetY:2
|User|Glissando.ms|Pos:2|Pen:wavy|Text:|StartOffsetY:4|EndOffsetY:4
|User|Glissando.ms|Pos:4|Pen:wavy|Text:|StartOffsetY:6|EndOffsetY:6
|Spacer|Width:300
|Note|Dur:Half,Grace|Pos:-3|Opts:Muted|Visibility:Never
|Bar
|RestMultiBar|NumBars:8|PrintOnce:N|WhenHidden:ShowBars,ShowRests
|Bar
|Boundary|Style:NewSystem|NewPage:N
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End
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