Cue size grace notes

Would somebody mind double-checking if changing grace notes to cue size actually makes them larger?

Yes, it does.

The Scale property list has them in order of size from largest down to smallest.

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Ah, cool. Thanks for that.

I just assumed if I selected a bunch of music that included grace notes, that it would make them all the appropriate cue size. Alas, it did not.

I discovered that you can even make grace notes to be normal size. I would assume that they are still played as grace notes even if they don’t look like them.

Have you tried selecting the passage and using Custom scale? I have a sneaking suspicion that it will retain the relative proportions of grace notes to the other notes selected.

Also, in Engraving Options > Notes > Grace Notes, you can set the Grace note scale factor. The default size is 3/5.

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Yeah, I’m sure the playback is fine. I was just confused as to why the grace notes ended up the same size as the normal notes after making the entire selection cue size: Dorico has made all the notes “cue” size rather than the cue notes “cue grace”.

In Engraving Options > Cues, you can set the Cue note scale factor. Default setting is 3/4 (75%).

If you select a passage which contains grace notes and set it to 75%, everything will reduce to 75% of what it was before, including the grace notes. Custom scale retains the relative proportions, so that grace notes are at 75% of grace note size.

Before selecting whole bar and scaling to 75%.
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PS Make sure that Scale is disabled when you use Custom scale.

I understand what you mean.

I think the problem is because I have a custom key command to make passages cue size and so it is making everything the “normal cue” size.

It’s not often this is required and so I just need to check it when necessary.

You can filter to deselect grace notes before setting the size.