I’ve noticed some odd behavior with the vertical alignment gradual tempo changes, specifically when a new time signature is involved.
In the top screenshot, everything is as it should be, but adding a meter change causes the “ritardando” to jump up. Presumably, this is because the previous tempo is is lining up with the first note of the measure, but the “ritardando” is trying to line up with the time signature.
Here is an example from an actual project.
The top image shows what I started with, dovetailing the two gradual tempo changes together. The second shows what happens when I shorten the “accel.” The “rit.” doesn’t get pushed up anymore, but the two indications still don’t align vertically.
I’m sure this can be adjusted in Engrave mode, but it seems a bit like a bug to me.
No, it should be adjusted in Write mode (as you did).
Perhaps I was unclear.
Below is what happens when I hide the meter change. This is the sort of vertical alignment that I expected, and I don’t think showing a meter change should alter that. Adjusting the length of the “accel.” in Write mode does not give me the same vertical alignment. Yes, the “rit.” won’t be pushed up, but the baseline for the “rit.” is, instead, below that of the continuation line for the “accel.”
What happens if you select the accelerando in engrave mode and set the property Barline interaction to Stop before?
Thanks, John! I hadn’t previously noticed that particular property. That definitely gets me the vertical alignment I was expecting. I do wonder if there’s a way to make the dots extend all the way to the “rit.”, as they do when there’s no meter change involved.
Here’s a quick test to see what it looks like with a wide key change at the same time as the meter change. It leaves a fairly sizable gap between the tempo changes.I also tested out hiding the time signature here, and the continuation line behaved as expected (even with the “Barline Interaction” property set to Continue)
I also tested out hiding the time signature here, and the continuation line behaved as expected (even with the “Barline Interaction” property set to Continue)
To close the gap before the start of the ritardando, click on the end of the accelerando in engrave mode and set the property End X to the desired number of spaces.
Thank you for the information. That appears to be the way to fix my issue at the moment, but I stand by my opinion that this is a bug. I don’t see any reason why adding a meter change at the point where two gradual tempo changes meet should cause any problems.
It works fine (no manual adjustment needed) if the second tempo indication is an immediate tempo change: