How to move copyright down more so that it doesn't clash with music?

• Sep 11, 2019 - 00:51


I have some trouble with the copyright. You see, I have a long copyright that i need to add to my music but when the score gets too big, the copyright clashes with the bottom staffs (staves). Screen Shot 2019-09-10 at 7.46.07 PM.png I tried changing the score scaling in page settings, but then there's the issue that if a page doesn't use that much notation and it makes the score for that page smaller, then i have a huge gap of nothing in-between the score and the copyright. Screen Shot 2019-09-10 at 7.46.13 PM.png Check the pictures I attached here for examples. Is there a way in the latest Musescore 3 that I can just move the Copyright down so that it doesn't clash?


It's easier to help given an actual score, not just pictures. But the tools are mostly ones already mentioned: the staff size and margin settings in Format / Page Settings, the music bottom margin and footer text style vertical style offset in Format / Style. You pretty much have to think it through and figure out which settings will give you the results for your particular score. If your systems are of wildly different sizes, there is no getting around the fact that settings that work for the fullest pages will leave empty space (either at the bottom, or within systems if you use spacers) on the smaller ones.

In your case, though, it looks like the reason your system differ so much in height is that MuseScore has added space between staves to resolve some potential collisions. You can avoid this need by moving things around yourself. For instance, the dynamics below the timpani staff in the very first picutre could be moved to the left to avoid the need for so much space below.

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