For those of you creating slices: We’ve improved “beat text” and “expression text” so that you can toggle the font, font size and italics.
Previously, beat text always used the same font, and you couldn’t change its formatting. Expression text was only slightly better — you could toggle italics on or off.
Now, you can style both forms of text using the same options:
This is available now in our notation editor. All existing text appears exactly as it appeared before (but you can of course tweak it now).
With this change, “beat text” and “expression text” have essentially been unified — begging the question, what’s the difference between them? We’ve added a Text section to our editor help page to explain the subtle differences.
Finally, this is just the first step toward more enhanced text in slices; much of this project was about changing things internally to make richer formatting possible. What’s next? We’d love to hear from you about what kinds of text improvements you’d like to see.