Adjust vertical space between systems and between staffs within a system

It must be that people have ask this question before - perhaps someone could lead me to a good siscussion about it. I play in a band. In that environment, fewer page turns is always best! But MuseScore sets the spacing between systems and between staffs within a system very wide. I could put 2 - 3 times that much score on a page. I understand stretch is left and right on the page. But stretch is limited - especially if the lyrics are there also. Of greatest value to me would be vertical control of the systems and staffs within a system. I read some commentary about putting in greater verticle space by using dummy lyrics, created something lik a space on a line. That's kind of hoeky - and it goes the wrong way! Any help?

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Check Style -> Edit Style -> Page.
You can also reduce the whole music size in Page -> Layout -> Scale

Just a bit more information. When you are on Edit Style>Page, reduce the System distance. Also, experiment a bit.

Regards.

Works great! - I can use Staff Upper Border, Staff Lower border, Staff Distance and System Distance and get good results. Except that when I have it reduced as desired, it throws the first staff up into the title area. Any way to control that?

Probably you decreased the V-frame lower margin as well. Just go back and increase it again.

Also you should read and understand "page threshold". Otherwise some behavior might seem unexpected:
http://musescore.org/en/node/1761#comment-3910

The above are useful hints. I do hope though that someone who really understands all this will put definitions of all the Edit Style/Page parameters (Staff Upper Border, Staff Distance, etc.) into the manual. I can't find any information on these in the current one (0.9.4). Their meaning isn't at all obvious, and I find that fooling around with them leads to more confusion than clarification.

You really should upgrade to at least the latest release version, 0.9.5, which has a lot of improvements over 0.9.4. I don't know what system you're on, but if you're willing to try a nightly, the 0.9.6 nightlies are very much improved over even 0.9.5, and are now quite stable (it's all I'm using now).

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