Adjusting measure stretch / measures per page without losing alignment

• Apr 18, 2015 - 07:24

I'm new to MS. I have a piece of music (attached) that is very widely spaced, with only 2 measure per line. I'd really like to condense it to 3 or 4 measures per line, but I'm having a hard time.

I've tried shortening the measure stretch, but then all the dynamics and crescendos/diminuendos, and measure numbers become misaligned, ie they don't move relative to the measure stretch.

I've also tried General Style > System > Fix number of measures/system, and increasing this number, but it has no effect.

What is the best way to accomplish what I'm after?


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I'm not sure what you mean about thngs not moving relative to the measure stretch - they do for me. I think what you might be seeing is that some of these elements have been positioned manually, and some of those manual adjustments just don't make sense with the new layout, but there is nothing MsueScore can do about that - you will need to reset their positions to the default (Ctrl+R) and then perform new manual adjustments as necessary.

In general, most of those things should not have been ajusted manually in the first place place, but instead simply attached to the desired notes, rather than attached to one note but then dragged to look as if they line up with another. That's how one avoids getting into this situation in the first place.

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