Suppressing Courtesy Time Sig at end of system

• Jun 10, 2015 - 15:53

Mac MuseScore 2.0.1 Mavericks OS

I am working on a file that contains cadenzas for a multi-movement concerto. One of the cadenzas is in 4/4, the other in 6/8. I would like to suppress the courtesy time change between the two cadenzas. I found some discussion about this through a google search and used the Hide Courtesy Time Signature option. This option indeed hid the time signature, but it leaves a gap between the end of the bar and the end of the system. (See attached pdf.)

Is there any way to suppress this gap?

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In reply to by Shoichi

Thank you. That indeed solves the problem for this file. But it would not be an acceptable solution for a more complicated multi-movement work that need courtesy time sigs inside the movements. (That's something to worry about another day for me, though.)

In reply to by rpatters1

It looks like you did not use the Hie Courtesy option - instead, it looks like you simply marked the courtesy signature invisible. That's not the same. To truly hide the courtesy signature, right click the *actual* key signature on the next line (not the courtesy) and choose "Hide Courtesy Time Signature", or turn off the "Show Courtesy" option in the Inspector.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

That solved my problem.

But actually, I think there is a minor bug--perhaps in the upgrading of the file. Selecting the courtesy time sig offers the "Hide Courtesy Time Signature" option (even though it is already hidden). When I do as you suggested and select the actual time signature, the option to "Hide/Show Courtesy Time Sig" disappears from the courtesy time sig. Weird.

In reply to by rpatters1

Yes, there is indeed a bug. You aren't *supposed* to have the option to hide the courtesy time signature when right clicking a courtesy time signature; it's supposed to be there only for "real" time signatures. But I believe what actually happens is, the option appears for "non-generated" time signatures (an internal terms used for time signatures you placed or edited explicitly), and by making the courtesy signature invisible, it got converted from generated to non-generated. Probably the code to decide whether or not to show the option needs to be smarter. Feel free to submit an official bug report (Help / Report a Bug, from within MuseScore). The bug is that you get the option when you aren't supposed to after making the courtesy signature invisible.

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