On Saturday 27 October 2007, Kevin Miller wrote:
> What's a poor boy to do? Is there a setting where I can turn off the
> note calculation feature? An editor *should* allow one to enter what
> they want, even if mis-spelled. Warnings are nice, overrides are nice too.
I'm afraid this is just the fundamental nature of Rosegarden. Something like
this would be easy to do with a notation-driven engine that interpreted
symbols into MIDI at playback time, but Rosegarden is a hybrid notation
editor and MIDI/audio sequencer.
The way to solve this is to create time for the extra long note, using
invisible time signatures. (This would be another great mini-tutorial demo
if only I had time to write this with little pictures.)
1: Create a segment three bars long in 4/4 time
2: Fill all the beats in the first bar
3: Fill 7/8 of the beats in the second bar
4: Sitting in the second bar, insert a time signature change (Composition
menu) to 9/8. Have it start at the beginning of this bar, and make it
5: Enter the quarter note spanning beats 8-9 in bar 2. Place fermata.
6: Sitting in the third bar, insert an invisible time signature change back
7: Go out to segment canvas and drag the tail of the segment out to complete
That's the theory anyway. In practice, I observe that this doesn't export to
LilyPond correctly. (Bug filed.)
> Also, it doesn't seem to want to wrap the lines. I've tried applying
> all three layouts but the display never changes - it just keeps running
> off to the right side of my screen.
I can't repeat this.
Just to stay on the same page... I've opened bwv-1060-trumpet-duet-excerpt.rg
from the example files. I've selected all the segments, and opened a
combined notation view. I've tried all three layout modes, and they all work
as expected. With the caveat that the annotations look like crap in anything
but the Linear Layout mode.
D. Michael McIntyre