Adjusting vertical Spacing between two staves of a grand staff system

I was wondering if it is possible to manually adjust the vertical spacing between the two staves of a grand-staff system if a particular system is vertically crowded.


Vertical spacing between staves

I know that stretching will also increase the vertical space between staves but can the vertical space be increased without stretching?

Spacing between staves

You can adjust the vertical spacing between staves throughout a score. Go to StyleEdit StylePage and adjust the "akkolade distance". You may also have to adjust the "system distance" later to compensate.

I do not know if there is a way to adjust the vertical space for a single system. As a possible work-around you could add lyric line to expand a particular system. Use Ctrl+Space to add an invisible place-holder syllable.

New Spacer elements

The latest mscore revision (1182) implements vertical spacer elements which can be used to adjust space between staves.


Oh I see. Thanks!

Lyric line work-around

Thanks David

The simple addition of a blank lyric line is just the simple workaround I was looking for.

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