How to convert 2/2 to 4/4 on scores from imported pdfs?

• Mar 28, 2018 - 14:28

I've had pretty good success with Musescore's pdf import feature; however, a number of the scores that are in 4/4 import as 2/2 time. I have not figured out how to convert these 2/2 time signatures to 4/4. Click and drag 4/4 into the score doesn't work for me, nor does going to Style and changing 2/2 to 4/4.

What is the correct method for converting 2/2 to 4/4 time after importing from pdf?

Thanks for your help.


In reply to by Bob_B

Measure 2 defintily is not 2/2 nor 4/4 but 3/8, measure 40 is 17/16, measure 41 and 49 is 9/8, measure 56 is 5/4, measure 61 and 68 is 3/2, measure 62 is 67/54, measure 72 is 25/16, and so on ans so forth.

But you can change the visual timesig via rightclick, Time Signature Properties, Text. Doesn't change any nominal or actual measure dirations, but at least looks OK?

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In reply to by Bob_B

If you import a PDF and it's successful, the first thing you should always do is look for tuplets that do not belong. These are often in the same measure with random rests that are in another voice. These measures will need to be manually fixed. You can then usually change the time signature with no issues.

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