Settings Suddenly changed for layout... help!

• Apr 4, 2024 - 19:51

Hi All :).

Musescore 2 on ubuntu (I know, i know). But everything has been great for years.
I've done something which has altered the default page settings. Now any new score, or creating parts of a score, come out looking like a Fischer Price "my-first-score". See the screenshot.
Trouble is I have no idea what I've clicked.

I've overcome it temporarily by opening an existing score and deleting the content to make a new one. But now I've just created parts for a big band and they all look like this. Eek!

I've looked online and found pictures of default page settings (margins & spacing etc). I've applied all the settings I've found, to no avail.

I've set the setting to extremes (small and big) and it's not cured it. So now I need some guidance.

When I did, what ever I did, to make this problem... I wasn't messing with many settings. So it feels like I've tweaked or clicked one thing and its all blown up.

Any ideas or help appreciated. Please advise what I can share to debug.


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In reply to by JonnieJonJon

Check the settings in Layout -> Page settings. Here especially the page size and the scaling:
And also in Edit -> Preferences. Maybe the file "My_First_Score.mscz" has changed. Try "Start empty" or "Start with new score".
MuseScore2 Preferences.png

Another recommendation: leave MuS 2 and upgrade at least to MuS 3.6.2 (or what ever is available for Ubuntu).

In reply to by JonnieJonJon

Have you also changed the start options of the program? So that "My_First_Score.mscz" is no longer loaded?
I prefer the option "'Start empty". Otherwise save a new, correct file e.g. in the template directory and enter it in "Start with Score".

And also check the settings in "Settings -> Score" to see if a style file is entered there. In my case, the field is empty and the score has the correct size. But you can create a sheet by your own with the correct settings and save it by using "Style -> Save style" and enter this file in the style field shown in my picture:
MuseScore2 Preferences_Score .png

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