font sizes for tempo, top and middle of score

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font sizes for tempo, top and middle of score

Post by meb » Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:18 pm

The preferred method of tempo marking is about 14 pt. Roman fixed. In large scores the tempo marks would show above the score and somewhere within, usually above Vln. 1.
Many scores do not use a fixed 14 pt. above a lower section, but either reduce it or allow page size to shrink the font for that lower tempo mark.

I would like this differentiation to be automatic, so when I assign a tempo mark, I get fixed 14 at the top and smaller print above the violins.
But if I use a Score List, I get the same font size in both places.
Is there some easy workaround for this problem, so that it's automatic? -- i.e. when I assign a tempo marking I get Fixed at the top but Not Fixed in the middle?

Excuse if this question has been answered somewhere.
Thanks for any suggestion.
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Re: font sizes for tempo, top and middle of score

Post by motet » Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:35 pm

You might have to use two expressions placed in the same measure with the same text but with different font sizes and score lists. I don't see a way to do it with just one.

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Re: font sizes for tempo, top and middle of score

Post by meb » Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:44 pm

I was afraid you'd say that . :( . . but thanks for the reply anyway.
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Re: font sizes for tempo, top and middle of score

Post by motet » Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:35 pm

Doesn't seem like a big deal. How many tempo marks can there be? Make a new category.

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Re: font sizes for tempo, top and middle of score

Post by meb » Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:41 am

I was just trying to build a better mouse trap.
But yes, I can copy all the tempo marks to a duplicate 'Tempo Mark 2' category, unfix the font, and create a separate score list.

Anyway, thanks again for your help.
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