I’m trying to change the size of the “8” in the octave signs, but not having any luck. I’d like it to be a tad smaller.
in the “Edit Music Symbol”, ottava lines, ottava, I’ve put 50 in the scale, but that’s not seemingly making it smaller.
BTW, I’ve done the same thing with the Breath mark (comma) making it a bit bigger, and that worked.
If you go into the Music Symbols Editor and find the 8va symbol, you can delete the existing glyph (which is a single “8va” glyph), then add an “8” from the Octaves glyphs and separate “v” and “a” from the Octave Supplement glyphs. You can then adjust the size of the 8 to suit your needs. You’ll then potentially need to do a lot of faffing in Engraving Options > Octave Lines, and bear in mind that with this altered symbol, the settings won’t necessarily work the way they’re advertised. Pay particular attention to the setting for where the line meets the symbol, and whether it tucks under or not.
I would also like to be able to reduce the size of the 8va marking. It is unnecessarily large and dominating. Does it need to repeat on every stave? It is enough that the dotted line continues until a loco marking or until the line ends. Perhaps this can be included in the ENGRAVE > FONT STYLES OPTIONS in the next revision? The workaround in the last post seems overly complicated and reminds me of everything I was trying escape in Finale!