Engraving - changing font size does not change height of cursor and resets in big gaps between lines

I am using Mac OS Monterey 12.6 and Dorico 4.2.0.1092 of 12 Jul 2022.


This didn’t happen before - the cursor changed with font size.

Please can someone tell me what the cause (and cure) might be? this is playing havoc with my copyright statement which is usually 8 point font.

You should set the font parameters in Library > Paragraph Styles. I can’t tell what’s going on from just one screenshot, but it looks like your Leading is much higher than the text size.

Hello benwiggy

Thank you for your reply. I looked at paragraph styles, as you noted. The text size for copyright is set at 8pt in Paragraph styles, viz:

And still the caret / line is big and my spacing odd, so I am still perplexed. (There is similar problem with Lyricist - it is set at 12 point but the spacing is awry).

Any other ideas?

Stephen Bashforth
stephen.bashforth@icloud.com

Life with music has soul
Music with soul is life
Life with soul is harmonious

As ever, if you could supply a sample document, then that might allow closer scrutiny.

Also, if you’re replying from email, don’t include a sig block with your email address, as spammers will ‘harvest’ it!

On my setup, the font used for Copyright is Academico. Have you tried changing it from Bravura to something else? Maybe even Bravura Text.

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Bingo: Steven has it. You’re using Bravura, a music font, for your Default Text font. (Your OS is probably substituting the missing characters with a default text font.)

Thanks for the tip on signature block - and thanks to stevejones01 - changing to Academico solved the problem - I will also look at Bravura text - I had not expected font choice to create a problem.

thanks to stevejones01 - changing to Academico solved the problem - I will also look at Bravura text - I had not expected font choice to create a problem.

Thanks to @SteveJones01 and @benwiggy - changing to Bravura Text also solves the problem - sorry for making a simple mistake without realising I had used a music font as text font and Mac OS filled in the gaps with something odd. I guess I’ll live and learn. Thanks for your support and kindness.

Bravura Text is not a text font: it is a font of music symbols for use within text blocks.