Staff/tab has enormous amounts of white space

william.c.henderson's Avatar


23 Jul, 2014 05:07 AM

Why does Tabular take so much white space to display things? It's like almost double what the same notes in Sibelius would take up, which makes it a real pain to print/read/play.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Jarod Long on 23 Jul, 2014 06:33 AM

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    Well, in general, the app sacrifices a compact layout to guarantee that symbols don't overlap or sit to close to each other in more complex notational situations. For the horizontal whitespace that you're talking about, it's been so long since I've worked on that particular code that I can't remember any specific reasons why I made it so spaced out. I feel like I was running into problems with notes overlapping, but I'm not sure. I'll take a look at it and see if I can make it more compact.

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