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Triplet Notation
I've noticed sometimes when scoring triplets the "3" appears above the notes and other times it goes below them.  Can we control this setting?

Re: Triplet Notation
Reply #1
Yes:
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|Note|Dur:4th,Triplet=First|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:4th,Triplet|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:4th,Triplet=End|Pos:0
|Marker|Pos:0|Target:Triplet
|Note|Dur:4th,Triplet=First|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:4th,Triplet|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:4th,Triplet=End|Pos:0
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End
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Re: Triplet Notation
Reply #2
Yes: You can add a "Marker" object before the first triplet note (Insert->Marker; on the keyboard, press @), where you select the checkbox "Triplet" (and de-select the "Slur" checkbox). The marker is shown by a (very) small grey triangle in the staff.

Then, by moving up and down the marker (either directly by selecting it and then pressing Ctrl-Shift-Up/Down; or by opening its properties = selecting it and then pressing Alt-Enter, and then changing its "Pos"), you can force the 3 to be at certain positions above or below the notes.

H.M.

Re: Triplet Notation
Reply #3
Yes: You can add a "Marker" object before the first triplet note (Insert->Marker; on the keyboard, press @), where you select the checkbox "Triplet" (and de-select the "Slur" checkbox). The marker is shown by a (very) small grey triangle in the staff.

Then, by moving up and down the marker (either directly by selecting it and then pressing Ctrl-Shift-Up/Down; or by opening its properties = selecting it and then pressing Alt-Enter, and then changing its "Pos"), you can force the 3 to be at certain positions above or below the notes.

H.M.
In addition to what @hmmueller has said, there are additional things you can do, if you also insert a Marker object before the third triplet note. When both markers are present, you can change the angle of the triplet bracket.  Building on Rick's example:
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!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|Note|Dur:4th,Triplet=First|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:4th,Triplet|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:4th,Triplet=End|Pos:0
|Marker|Pos:0|Target:Triplet
|Note|Dur:4th,Triplet=First|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:4th,Triplet|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:4th,Triplet=End|Pos:0
|Marker|Pos:7.5|Target:Triplet
|Note|Dur:4th,Triplet=First|Pos:4
|Note|Dur:4th,Triplet|Pos:6
|Marker|Pos:11|Target:Triplet
|Note|Dur:4th,Triplet=End|Pos:8
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End

Re: Triplet Notation
Reply #4
Thank you gentlemen.  You've been most helpful.

Re: Triplet Notation
Reply #5
... and if you set the marker as hidden, the 3 and the bracket become invisible.