Release notes for Mozart 11
The improvement history for Mozart 11
MOZART 11 version 11.0.15
- Playback of files with incomplete 2nd time bars has been made more robust.
- Thanks to Tony Caporn and Cindy Pedder for noticing that SP14 introduced a bug: insufficient space was being demanded between the end of a tuplet and a following bar line. This is now fixed.
MOZART 11 version 11.0.14
- When a new text item is entered, it was designed to start about 1.5 note-widths to the left of the note to which it is attached. This figure is arbitrary and it has been pointed out that there are numerous occasions when the text is needed to align with the note. The default behaviour has now been changed so that it does, (It can of course always be offset to the left or right manually with the offet command or with Alt+left/right arrow keys.)
- Thanks to Marc Baudin for pointing out that two text items cannot be attached to one note. This is now fixed so that Ctrl+Q edits an existing text item if there is one highlighted in red, but adds a new one if there isn't.
- Thanks also to Marc for pointing out that notes can move right when an attached text item is moved up or down. This is now fixed.
MOZART 11 version 11.0.13
- Thanks to Niels Rasmussen for pointing out that adding a lyric line could sometimes cause the clef to change. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Zlatoje Pajcic for finding that once a file has been saved in panoramic view, changing to paginated view and saving does not have the desired effect on the saved file. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Joseph de Charentenay for pointing out that if th last page contains text boxes (eg with the final verses of a song) but no actual music, then it is not included in the print-out! This is now fixed.
- Thanks also to Joseph for finding a peculiar case where a bar number was drawn twice (in slightly different positions) on a bar line. This too is now fixed.
MOZART 11 version 11.0.12
- When stems of beamed groups are inverted, the offset of the accidentals on closely spaced chords was not always being reset correctly. Thanks to Jeroen Neve for reporting what must have been a long-standing problem; it is now fixed.
- There can be unwaranted difficulties in inserting a 'to coda' jump when the bar after the coda is only partly completed. Thanks to Cindy Pedder for reporting this one. It is now fixed.
- Thanks to Hugo Holscher and Nigel Parsons for a discussion of when Mozart operations should preserve an anacrusis. This service pack introduces some improvements.
- Thanks to Roger Prowse for noticing that if, when you print and select a page rangs, Mozart asks you to adjust the formatting, then the page range you wanted is forgotten. This is now fixed. (The data flow for the number of copies wanted is still imperfect, but there seems to be no way to improve on the solution presented here, as the system seems to override this at a very low level.)
- Thanks to Niels Rasmussen for sending in an example of where Mozart seems unhappy with a valid play-back route involving a DS and Fine. The bug seems to be rather intermitent, but I *think* this service pack improves matters.
- Thanks also to Niels for getting me started on a Danish language module. This service pack must be installed before Mozart 11 will accept the Danish module.
Mozart 11 version 11.0.11
- The Help/Troubleshooting command has been extended to allow you to recover the chord symbol editor, the find tool, the macro list, and the piano keyboard tool in the event that these are saved off screen.
- Thanks to Ian Lacey for reporting that the highlight was lost when the bottom note of a stack was deleted. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Maria Cox for finding a MusicXML file which imported with a crash owing to an empty lyric syllable. The import process has been made more robust.
- Thanks to Hugo Holscher for discovering that the File/Duplicate command can lose text items which are attached to rests when a multi-bar rest is created. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Bengt Johnsson for pointing out that the enharmonic change operation on chord names sometimes got the answer wrong. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Lien Na for pointing out problems setting tulet groups on a grand staff to have mixed stem directions. This problem should now be fixed.
Mozart 11 version 11.0.10
- Thanks to Jim Featherstone for pointing out that tremolo beams between two note bulbs (eg as on semibreves) were overlapping any accidental on the second note. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Lawrence Toal for finding an arrangement of notes which caused the InsertBeat command to crash. This is now fixed and it has been made more robust.
- Thanks to Jeroen Neve for pointing out problems which ocurred when a 'merge' operation left ghosts hanging at the end of a piece. These are now expunged!
- Thanks also to Jeroen for pointing out an inflexibility with entering clef changes in mid bar. This leads us to introduce a new featurette: a clef change in mid bar can now be pulled left and right (if there's room) with ALt+Left/Right arrow. This now works even if the clef is present in multiple strands on the same stave.
Mozart 11 version 11.0.9
- A nasty bug appeared in the fix to the first problem listed for the previous service pack, resulting in messages "Improper argument encountered". It could be switched off by unchecking the check box under Help/Troubleshooting, but it is now fixed and there is no longer any reason to do that.
Mozart 11 version 11.0.8
- Thanks to J S Pooh for finding that Mozart 11 is not rendering its child windows correctly under Windows 7 (only) when it is restored from the taskbar and more than one music Window is open. This is now fixed, at the expense of a slight flicker.
- A long-standing problem with the icons in the stem column of the table in the Scoreproperties/strands dialogue box is solved by using updated versions of the Microsoft libraries!
- Another long standing problem, that the menus didn't drop down with the context help (question mark plus arrow) mouse cursor is also solved.
- System spacers and start-of-accel markers are now marked more consistently as non-printing objects: this should not affect Mozart 11, but will regularise the behaviour of files imported into subsequent versions.
- Thanks to Jack Crawford for noticing that when you move notes up/down with Alt+ArrowKey, stem directions on subsequent notes can change gratuitously. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Jeroen Neve for pointing out that deleting strands from a grand staff created from the 'grand staff' template (though not from the piano solo template), changes the lower clef to treble. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Colin Fine for reporting a corruption of lyrics. Ctrl+F5 wasn't fixing it. WE don't yet know what caused the problem, but the Ctrl+F5 operation has been improved so that it decorrupts the file.
- Thanks to Jeroen Neve for pointing out problems with minimum spacing aroud a 'current tempo' symbol. These are now ameliorated to some extent.
- Thanks also to Jeroen for pointing out that 1st, 2nd time bar brackets were not always being drawn correctly. This is now fixed.
- Thanks again to jeroen for demonstrating that the caret sometimes got corrupted during an undo command. This is fixed.
- A small bug which could misalign clefs when adding a new strand to a piece has been fixed.
- Placement of > accents by stems was less than optimal. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Cindy Pedder for picking up a misprint in the help system: Item.Properties.Hide now correctly reads Item.Details.Hide.
Mozart 11 version 11.0.7
- Thanks to Jeroen Neve for finding a failure of InsertBeat when there's a loose clef change in the bar on one stave and not on another. This is now fixed.
- Thanks also to Jeroen for pointing out two infelicities in the engraving: pauses on double bars were not properly aligned, and bar numbers at the start of a line following a music break were incorrectly placed. Both of these are now fixed.
- Thanks to Matija Repinc for pointing out that the MIDI import module was losing information about MIDI channels and voices, causing some very strange sounds in the play-back of the imported tune. This was OK in Mozart 10 but a bug had crept into Mozart 11. It is fixed now.
- New improvement: midi files with percussion tracks have always been imported in a fairly rudimentary way. This release ofers one small improvement: tracks in a midi file containing notes only on channel 10 are now imported onto a stave with a percussion clef.
Mozart 11 version 11.0.6
- Thanks to Mitch Park for pointing to the system spacer dialogue box where you can't get to the spin buttons with the tab key. This is now fixed.
- Thanks also to Mitch for pointing out other infelicities with the system space dialogue pages: they have now had a thorough overhaul.
- Deleting blocks containing anacruses was causing problems. This is now fixed.
- The help system should now be properly updated after a service pack is installed.
- The customisation dialogue box is improved. The 'Reset' button on the Menus page now lets you reset the menus - eg after a service pack has changed the underlined letters for any reason.
- Positioning of multiplet digits and brackets on cue notes and chord symbol rhythms is improved.
- Selecting a block and using the phrase mark command, now places the phrase mark over the notes contained within the block, irrespective f the precise location of the bloc. Thanks to Geoff Hall and Jeroen Neve for reporting this one.
- Thanks to John Filsak for pointing out that the stem direction images on the 'Strands' page of the score layout dialogue do not always appear. We have had this problem intermittently. At time of writing it appears to be fixed.
- Thanks to Lawrence Toal for pointing out the Mozart is forgetting which Macros are oon the favourites list when the program closes. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Jeroen Neve for pointing out the the full barline at the end of the stave option (from the Score/Styles menu) does not draw correctly when there's a chord symbol line in the middle of a system. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to George Smith for pointing out problems with the Save and SaveAs commands in the Mozart Viewer. This was somewhat puzzling until I went back to the original spec for the viewer, and found that it shouldn't actually have a Save or SaveAs command (and didn't in version 10 and earlier). They have now been removed. (A review of the Viewer's capability is scheduled for before the release of version 12.)
Mozart 11 version 11.0.5
- Thanks to Cindy Pedder for noting that the Alt+7 tuplet command was broken (possibly by the previous service pack; possibly earlier). This is now fixed.
- Thanks to a few people for pointing out that underlined letters on some menus still have duplicates. This is now improved - ie I've fixed all the ones I've found.
- Thanks to Roger Prowse for pointing out duplicate text in the help topic on multiple bars rest. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Zlatoje Pajcic for pointing out that the pull left/right commands (Alt+arrow) no longer work on lone items (eg dynamics). This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Nigel Parsons for pointing out that it can be difficult to mark staves as unwanted starting at an extra bar line. This is now fixed.
Mozart 11 version 11.0.4
- Thanks to Lawrence Toal for pointing out that the text 'Quick selection" was not fitting correctly in its space in the percussion dialogue box. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Mitch Park, Gordon Bower, and numerous others for help with the problem of why the keyboard was taking apparently random notice of the underlined characters on the menu. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Nigel Parsons for pointing out that the offset figure in the offset dialogue is not always initialised correctly. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Hugo Holscher for providing a MusicXML file which caused import problems - in the form of wrong key changes. These would have been likely to occur in any file containg two consecutive key changes or instrument changes. This is now fixed.
- Thanks also to Hugo for pointing out that assigning grace note properties to set double etc beams on groups of grace notes didn't work. This was fine in Mozart 10 but a bug had crept in in Mozart 11. It is now fixed.
- Thanks to Red Puccoon for pointing out that trying to turn a ghost into a general multiplet crashes. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Chris Beeson for pointing out that Mozart was not behaving gracefully when you tried to open a non-mozart file. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Roger Prowse for pointing out that the help window was always on top. Mozart 10 contained a cunning trick to stop that happening which was bypassed when the Mozart 11 framework was recreated. It is hereby reinstated, and the help window now need not be on top!
- Thanks to Jeroen Neve for finding an example where a tie wasn't drawn in the correct place in panoramic mode. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to John McLaughlin and Jeroen Neve for a discussion of text boxes at system spacers. If you attache a system spacer to the final bar line, the text box must be attached to the system above the space in order for it to print. This is now explicitly stated in the help system.
- Thanks to Margaret for noticing that the rich-click context menu was not always appropriate if clicking on a text box which was over a stave (even an empty one). This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Bob Larribeau for pointing out problems which occur if you try to do something which splits a two-bar repeat. With this service pack, inserting bars between the halves of a two bar repeat, first causes the two-bar-repeat symbol to be exanded into the actual notes.
- Another two-bar-repeat problem identified by Bob was failure of playback when a two-bar-repeat folowed a single-bar-repeat symbol. This too is now fixed.
- Thanks to Colin Fine for discovering that a tempo change at the same place as the start of an accel causes play-back problems. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Gordon Bower for pointing out that splitting a note with strokes through the stem can lead to strokes on the resultant notes which are not always easily predictable. The behaviour has now been rationalised for both splitting and merging notes.
- Thanks to Lawrence Toal for pointing out that the 'quick selection' list in the percussion stave dialogue box comes up showing blank when no instrument is selected, and that this looks odd. It now comes up showing <no instrument> and selecting <no instrument> removes the instrument from the stave line.
Mozart 11 version 11.0.3
- Thanks to Zlatoje Pajcic for pointing out that beamed quavers and shorter notes on a chord symbol stave showing rhythm were not being correctly drawn. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Chris Beeson and Lawrence Toal for pointing out that the previous service pack had (a) not fixed the chord shape problem 100% and (b) introduced another bug causing fret numbers not to be drawn when they should be. these are now both fixed.
- Thanks to Clive Rich for reporting that the 'Reset All' button on the shortcuts page of the 'customise' dialogue box, was only 'resetting some'. This is now fixed.
- Merci à Joseph de Charantenay, qui a remarqué qu'il n'y a pas de la place pour les mots dans la version fran?aise de la bo?te de dialogue 'chercher'. Elle est maintenant plus large.
- New feature: it is now possible to have bar lines running from top to bottom at the end of each line. Thanks to Jack Crawford for suggesting this at the Early Music Festival in Greenwich.
- New icons: the commands Close, Exit, and all the tablature Fret commands now have toolbar button icons. There is a new standard toolbar wth the Fret commands.
Mozart 11 version 11.0.2
- Thanks to Chris Beeson for observing that writing Mozart files over a network was slow. File writing is now buffered, making this process dramatically faster.
- Thanks also to Chris for pointing out inconsistencies in the design of the chord symbol entry tool. The bug, though subtle, turned out to be far-reaching, and there has now been a complete overhaul of the three dialogue boxes involved.
- Thanks also to Chris, and also to Lawrence Toal, for pointing out idiosyncracies in chord entry. This is now fixed too.
- Thanks to J S Pooh for noticing that the ampersand (&) in text items within the music was not behaving correctly. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Cidndy Pedder for pointing out problems with text boxes on page 2 and subsequent pages. These are now fixed.
- Thanks to Zlatoje Pajcic for pointing out that beamed semiquavers and shorter notes on a tablature stave were not being correctly drawn. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Robert Charlesworth for pointing out some failed transcriptions of accented characters in the help system. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Fred Bridges for reporting problems with lyric syllables attacched to multiplets. I can no longer reproduce this, so it looks like it has been inadvertently fixed in the latest improvements.
- Thanks to Jeroen Neve for finding that a tremolo with a doted minim duration was not getting exactly the right duration when played back with swing. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Tony Caphorn for providing an example which showed that the Enter key wasn't working in cases where the only change of pitch was from one substaff to the other of a grand staff. This is now fixed.
- Margaret was aghast to find that "The Dumpling Woman's Delight" was missed from the samples set. It is now included.
Mozart 11 version 11.0.1
- Thanks to Jeroen Neve for reporting a miscellaneous crash. Mozart is now less sensitive to the peculiar arangement of system spacerswhich cause it, and now works properly (and is self-correcting).
- Thanks also to Jeroen for sending two problematical MusicXML files. These have exposed some infelicities in the MusicXML import module which are now been fixed. Two observations for the future: (a) large (many megabyte) MusicXML files do take some time to import - so be patient; (b) MusicXML files exported by Noteworthy Composer, seem to omit all information about transposing instruments, so some post-import editing will be neded in Mozart to get everyone playing in the right key!
- Thanks to Keith Long for noticing that the supplied template file for vocal quartet (open) with organ, was not the correct one. The correct one is now included and should be installed with the master copies within you Mozart program folder. If this doesn't end up in your personal templates it will be because Mozart is being too shy in overwriting the old one: please ask on the community chat group (linked from www.mozart.co.uk/) if you need help completing the installation.
- Thanks to Cindy Pedder for noticing that it is sometimes tricky to get the start or end of a phrase mark on the first or last note of a multiplet. This is now fixed. Jeroen has pointed out that turning a note at the end of a phrase into a tuplet causes infelicitous duplication of the phrase-end object: this too is now fixed.
- Thanks also to Cindy for pointing out te that ends of phrase marks do not always look if they include the end of a phrase within the phrase. The fine tuning of their default end positions is now improved.
- Thanks again to Cindy, and to Mitch Park, for noticing that the text editor does not come up with the focus on the control window where you type the text. It turns out that Mozart *was* telling it to do so, but for some reason Windows was ignoring it. It seems to be fixed if I reorder the controls in the dialogue box so that one is first - but I really shouldn't have to do that!
- And thanks again to Jeroen for noticing that text attached to notes was not being handled correctly by the paste command. This is now fixed.
- And again to Jeroen for finding that the screen is not always correctly updatesd when a hard line break is removed. This is now fixed too.
- And yet again to Jeroen for showing that adding a lyric line to a piece with multiplets can accidentally lose lyrics from existing lines. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Nigel Parsons for pointing out the the default 'Application look' is not ideal on all screens. The Visual Studio 2008 look appears to be a better default for a wide range of screens, so thiis is now set as the default for new users. (It won't affect you in the service pack as your previously used choice will continue to be employed.)
- Thanks to everyone for not noticing that if you change music windows by clicking on the thumbnail by the Windows 7 task bar, the caret didn't always appear. I regard this as a bug in Windows 7 - the window gets no message to tell it that it can have the caret. I have now found and fully implemented a work-around for this, so the caret is no longer lost.
- Thanks to David Jordan for providing a fairly innocuus file which caused a crash. The underlying fault in Mozart is now fixed.
- Thanks to J S Pooh for pointing out that the Shift+F11 chord drop down menu didn't work. This is now fixed.
- Thanks to Jerry Leighton for providing an example with mismatched repeat bar brackets, which it was impossible to remove. The code now behaves in a more fail-safe manner, correcting any such mismatch automatically when you edit the file.