There is now a gap between the niente circle and the hairpin?

My niente dynamics used to look like this:

And now they look like this:

(There is a gap between the circle and the start of the hairpin.)

How do I go back?

Searching for ‘niente’ in the Dynamics category of Engraving Options reveals several relevant settings that should help.

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There’s also a pointer in this direction on this page, which should be the top result when searching “niente circle gap”

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Thanks so much, I didn’t open up the advanced!

There was another similar thread here recently and I found it quite interesting - some people think of the circle rather of an immediate dynamic, such as the n symbol which is also explains the need for a gap. Others (like me, and OP I suppose) think about it as a part of the hairpin itself, thus no gap should appear.
Is there academic consensus?

I don’t think so. I just flipped through a few of my favorite notation books and most don’t address it at all.

Gould says attached on pg 108:

Stone says don’t use the circle at all on pg 18:

David Cope’s New Music Notation clearly shows it separated on pg 55:

I didn’t do an exhaustive search, but that’s all I saw in the books I reach for most often. Not much consensus at all!


and then there’s the ones with a line through! What a chaos! Thanks for the info, though.