What are these plus signs and how do I remove them?

• Nov 29, 2023 - 23:47

I've sent the screenshot below. My laptop suddenly went wonky and did random stuff and once it subsided, I see these plus signs. What are they and how do I remove them?

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The plus signs indicate that the measure has a duration greater than indicated in the time signature. If you count the 16ths in the flute's second measure you will see there are 6 in the first group and 7 in the second group.

If you right click in the measure and look at the measure properties you can set the actual duration to be the same as the nominal duration - the one set by the time signature. This will remove excess notes or rests from the end if the measure.

See https://musescore.org/en/handbook/4/measure-properties for more details.

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