If the top staff is not 100% size, (such as a violin sonata score) the tempo marking currently appears smaller as it relative to the size of the top staff (top example). Would it be possible add an option for this (and similar items like rehearsal marks and bar numbers) to be relative to the regular 100% staff (bottom example )regardless of the size of the top staff? I can adjust everything manually, but that becomes tedious as I would need to adjust all tempo markings, bar numbers, and rehearsal marks.
+1 too, this is, as Dan states, a massive problem when you need reduced staves. An option to choose for the system objects to follow either the top staff size or the layout space size would solve this issue.
Although if you check out plate-engraved editions from Peters and Breitkopf, the tempo indications are reduced to match the small staves. As for rehearsal marks, they are only included on the Piano staff (not on the top reduced staff).
The reason I would not want to use absolute size is that the tempo mark would not update in size if I change the space size in layout options. It should still be relative in size, but to the space size set in layout options, not the size of the top staff.
Dan, You’re right. Ist should be an option. (And I have to admit that I took the example from Beethoven, not Mozart. In the Mozart sonatas by Henle tempo text isn‘t repeated above the piano grand staff.)
Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I have run into a situation in a current project where this solution doesn’t work.
I’m currently working on a chamber piece for cello and piano. In the score, I have the piano staff at 6.5mm and the cello staff at 75% size. I want full size tempo marks (relative to the 6.5mm piano staff) above the cello staff. For the cello part, I have a 7.0mm staff which I also want full size tempo marks.
Currently, there’s no way to do this (apart from manually changing the scale via the properties panel) because if I set the Immediate tempo fontsize to relative, its too small in the score because its set relative to the 75% cello staff, and if I set it to Absolute, its too big in the score because the piano staff size is smaller than 7.0mm.
I could, but that would also change the size of the tempo markings in the cello part, where the staff size is still 7.0mm. Unless there is a way to set different font sizes in the score vs parts for font styles, similar to how its possible for paragraph styles.
Ideally, I want an option to make the font sizes remain relative to the space size set in Layout options, and ignore any adjustments made by right clicking a staff and changing the staff size. Similar to how staff labels currently work. Even with a reduced staff size, the staff label is still full size.