Strange choice of stem direction

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Strange choice of stem direction

Post by LAE » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:25 pm

Hi,

in the attached image the stem direction of the two c:s in the viola does not seem right to me. I know that I can force stem direction, but is there a setting to avoid this?

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Re: Strange choice of stem direction

Post by LAE » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:31 pm

...I just found that if I change the eighths to quarters, the stems both go up.
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Re: Strange choice of stem direction

Post by HeiPet » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:23 pm

Attached image?

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Re: Strange choice of stem direction

Post by LAE » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:46 pm

Ooops. I updated my original post, thanks!

Actually I found by chance a cello part with a two notes tied together with different stem directions so maybe this is common practice. Is it?
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Re: Strange choice of stem direction

Post by LSalgueiro » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:42 am

Was this imported from a MusicXML file?

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Re: Strange choice of stem direction

Post by LAE » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:14 am

No, written from scratch.
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Re: Strange choice of stem direction

Post by fkretlow » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:53 am

I think it’s the option stem direction for notes on the middle line of the staff on the notes page of engraving options. The rest seems to break the context rule for the second C.
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Re: Strange choice of stem direction

Post by Estigy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:07 am

That's what I also thought: The first c goes up because the note before it was up, but after the rest Dorico treats the next note as "without context", so it goes down again.
Still, looks strange.

(But, to be honest, all notes on the middle line with their stems pointing up look wrong to me, so ...)

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Re: Strange choice of stem direction

Post by Derrek » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:38 pm

You can always reset this default in the Engraving Options.
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