Page Management

• Feb 27, 2024 - 19:16

I recently started using MuseScore after years of using Sibelius and have been really impressed with how robust the software is. I'm still learning and had a simple (or perhaps not so simple) question about managing stave placement. The choir director I work with had pasted some poor image-quality antiphons together, mix-matched from different books, which I transcribed into MuseScore for better readability.

In the MuseScore document, the score spans two pages--there was a lot of white space between staves. Exporting the score to PNGs, I was able to lay them out to fit on one sheet instead of two (see PDF). Is this something I could have accomplished in MuseScore, instead of the hassle of laying out PNGs separately? I tried a lot of things in MuseScore to accomplish this after searching through the manual and previous forum posts, including changing staff properties and style settings, but was never able to reached a solution. Perhaps this is not possible, in which case I'd feel less dumb for not figuring it out.

Thanks for any help, there's no urgency, but if I can learn something here, I'd appreciate it,

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Parce Domine.pdf 332.31 KB
Parce Domine.mscz 37.26 KB


First thing to do is to remove any System or Page breaks. Then decide whether to reduce the spacing between staves (adjusted in Format >Style) or reduce the scaling (which shrinks the size of everything visually). You will need to experiment to get the result that best suits you.

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