I need help! Notehead panic!

I have tried to create a notehead set without notehead (just stems).
:arrow_right: The result is: Those notes which should have just stems have an x notehead, and all whole notes have black (quarternote) noteheads.
I have simply no idea what I did to get this result and how I can solve it … :question: :question: :question:

Is anybody here to help me? Thanks in advance!

PS: Please open the file: In Fl, Kl and Fg (bars 6 and 7) there should be just stems (no x). And if you look at e.g. double basses (bar 5ff) you can see the missing whole notes.
Noteheads panic.dorico.zip (1.39 MB)

Ok, I solved the issue with the whole notes. But I still struggle to get no notehead noteheads …

Here’s a hopefully foolproof recipe for headless noteheads:

  1. Choose Engrave > Notehead Sets
  2. In the left-hand list, click the + button to create a new notehead set from scratch; don’t base it on an existing one.
  3. Give the set a suitable name, e.g. ‘Headless Noteheads’.

Note: You will see that the grid of noteheads contains a single notehead: don’t edit this one. That’s the default black notehead also used by other notehead sets. Editing that will change black noteheads in many other notehead sets. This is powerful, because it means you can reuse noteheads in different sets in different combinations, without having to constantly redesign them, but you do need to be aware that this is what’s going on. So:

  1. Click the + button in the action bar at the bottom of the dialog on the right-hand side to add a new notehead to the set. This looks the same as the first one, but it’s a new one.
  2. Select the first notehead in the grid (the default one) and click the arrow pointing out of the box to the right to remove it from the set. You should now be left with just your new black notehead.
    6, Click the pencil icon in the action bar at the bottom of the dialog to edit the notehead.
  3. Select the notehead in the editor and click the trashcan icon to remove it.
  4. On the right-hand side, click the ‘Text’ character, and then choose ‘font.defaultMusic’ as the font style.
  5. Enter one or two space characters into the edit control, and click ‘Add Text’ to add your two spaces to the notehead.
  6. Click OK to confirm your changes to the notehead.
  7. Make sure you set your new notehead to be used for all durations (e.g. all durations of a quarter and shorter, and for all durations of a quarter and longer).
  8. Click OK to confirm your changes to the notehead set.

You should now be able to assign your new ‘Headless Noteheads’ set to existing notes in the project via the Edit > Notehead submenu.

1 Like

Thanks Daniel for your kind help – you are right, a foolproof recipe is what I normally needed. :wink: But IMHO this recipe only works for me if I use the bigger noteheads. We already had this topic in the forum: https://www.steinberg.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=246&t=198537&p=1047631&hilit=noteheads+pepinellp#p1047631
I am using the smaller noteheads in order to get a »lighter« appearance of the score. Using this, the result with your recipe is this:
Bildschirmfoto 2020-10-07 um 14.42.18.png
instead of this:
Bildschirmfoto 2020-10-07 um 14.51.56.png
If there is no possibility to create a headless notehead character while using the normal noteheads its ok for me. But I want to find out, how to get both …

:blush: Sorry, forget my comment! I found the mistake …