Reduce measure stretch (drastically)

• Feb 7, 2019 - 22:43

In the score that I've attached (time signature 6/8), is there a way to reduce the width of the measures in order to have 2 of them per line?
Or, at least (since they're truly wide measures), is there a way to squeeze only the 3/8 measure (8th in the row) to have it in the same line with the preceding one?
Thank you very much.

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In reply to by Jm6stringer

  1. Reduce scaling is OUT OF THE QUESTION! Many disadvantages.
  2. I found the solution:
    (a) In each measure : Measure properties --> Layout stretch=0.80
    (b) Select measures --> Select: Notes --> Set: Chord Horizontal Offset = -0,5sp. Voila! It all comes to place without reducing the size of the notes! You may then alter some Layout Stretches to your best convenience.
  3. No need for lenses during performance!

I really think that the Muse Score team should propose this solution to the users and add it to the users' manual.

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