Let ring with dashed line

I need to indicate “Let ring” followed by a dashed line.

For that I use the sustain pedal line but it’s a little tedious to customize.
Would it not be possible in a future update to use the octave line by replacing the sign 8va by a free text to be defined by user? Or to be able to add this kind of line to the playing techniques?

The team have already said that they’re working on these sorts of lines for the future, and I’m sure that when they appear they’ll be easy to customize etc. etc.

At the moment the workarounds are tedious, but hey, they’re workarounds! Bear in mind that once you’ve done one, using a sustain pedal line, you can copy and paste it elsewhere. Also, you should now be able to select it and go Edit > Propagate Properties and it’ll then appear the same way in all other layouts.

Thank you pianoleo. I hadn’t seen the announcement of these kinds of lines for a next update.

For the rest I proceed as you describe it and I must say that the “propagate property” function is very welcome in this case.

To be clear, these kinds of lines are not coming in the next update, but we obviously do plan to implement them.

Do you have a link to explain - or can you explain here - how to do this workaround with the sustain pedal line?

Thanks so much!

Apologies, I asked and then figured it out.

For future readers:

  1. Create a pedal marking for the section you want the line to cover
  2. Select it in Engrave mode.
  3. Select
  • continuation type Line
  • sign appearance Hook
  • dash length/dash gap length to taste
  • start hook length 0
  • end hook length to taste (I did -11/16 spaces)
  1. Drag horizontally and vertically so it appears next to the marking you wish it to.
  2. As above, click propagate properties so that it appears similarly in parts.