Two measures that refuse to be compressed into one line.

• May 28, 2018 - 23:55

I have two measures that should easily fit into one line, but I cannot get them to compress using ctrl-[ .

MuseScore measure compression.jpg
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I am running MuseScore 2.2 under Windows 10.



Select those two measures and press { which is Shift-[ or from the menu: Layout / Decrease Layout Stretch.

Ctrl-[ would not work (unless you have modified your keyboard shortcuts). Also there must be something selected (e.g. a measure) to apply the action.

Hard to know for sure form just a picture - attaching the actual score is usually preferable. But my geuss is you accidentally increased stretch a ton. First step would be to just reset it - Layout / Reset Layout Stretch. And then if they still don't fit, start using "{" (not Crl+{) to decrease stretch - but I very much double that will be necessary. If you still have problems, do attach the score and we can assist better.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thanks, Marc. I was using ctrl-[ instead of shift-[, and I was selecting one measure at a time instead of both measures. Once I corrected those two mistakes, compress worked as expected.

The original score segment was not stretched at all. That was just the way that MuseScore decided to break that line. I don't know why. The rest of the score breaks the way one would expect.

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