losing System Break when exporting to PDF

• Jan 21, 2023 - 22:08

Pulling my hair out- have searched everywhere for an answer. Score looks good, 4 measures with the System Break, hit Publish and still looks good 4 measures. Export to PDF, system is now 5 measures

What am I missing?


In reply to by jiajialin

Export to PDF would never ever remove a system break, explicit or implicit, the whole point of MuseScore being a WYSIWYG application is that the printout and the screen look exactly the same (except for invisible elements, grey on screen, invisible on print)

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

The systems breaks in my score are gray. When I click on a system break, I see the Visible and Auto Place checkboxes in the Properties window. The system break remains gray for all four combinations of the checkbox states.

How can I make the system break effective during export to PDF?

Thanks for your help.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Okay, I have more information. The mscz file has four instruments; Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Baritone, Bass. When I exported the file to pdf, I specified Main Score, Tenor 2, Baritone, and Bass. The systems in the main score pdf are as expected; the system breaks were effective. But in all of the part pdfs, the system breaks were not effective. This is a big deal because we will practice and perform using the part sheets.

I attached the score, if that helps.

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Stricken_v1.mscz 32.42 KB

In reply to by CallMeGeorge

You' haven't even generated the parts yet. You need to do that first - via the Parts button on the main toolbar - and then customize breaks etc there. Otherwise you just get kind a generic exported part.

If you want the same breaks in all parts - which seems likely for a simple example like this - consider the plugin for that you can download from this site - see https://musescore.org/en/project/export-layout-breaks-parts

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