Maybe I’m a little dense, but I don’t get the logic of the difference between offset and start offset in the properties panel.
I know, that hairpins etc can be adjusted by start/end offset settings, because there is a start and an end of a hairpin.
But why are dynamic signs like »f« not adjustable by offset settings in the common section of the properties panes although this section is »active«? They are just adjustable by »start offset« although there is neither a start nor end for an »f«, also the playback doesn’t change if dynamics are adjusted in engrave mode.
Ok, maybe every dynamic is controlled by start/end offset and it doesn’t matter if there are possibilities to stretch something or to relocate starts and ends. Thats ok.
But more examples:
Sorts of text like staff text (shift-x) are adjustable by »offset«. Ok.
Rehearsal marks are just adjustable by »start offset«. Why not offset, too?
Whereas time signatures are just adjustable by offset (x field).
I studied the manual but didn’t get the key indication for the varying use of offset and start offset.
Does anybody know more?