Expanding number of bars per system

• Jan 18, 2019 - 09:35

When importing ex midi music, score only shows ex 2 bars per system.
How can I expand to more bars per system?
Normally I can remove Shift indicator, to add more bars, but these don't show when importing midies.
Could Layout/Scaling/Space between note lines (photo) be the proper way to 'scale' and do the 'bars per system' action?

Best regards Hans - Denmark

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Your picture does not show a score you imported with midi. The "scale" setting would definitely help with it, but more often the midi import has a lot of very short notes in each measure and there is no way to make them short enough to fit more measures (bars in England) on a system.

If you attach a midi along with the mscz file you created from it I could look at what you did and see if I can help you. The mscz file will give me an idea of what options you are using when you import the midi.

In reply to by hanzilein

Wow, that midi file imported very clean. I've see a lot that looked like the person who created the midi file was on LSD and the notes barely resembled anything a human would write.

I think changing the scale for the A4 paper size you're using is the best route. I will also put more systems on a page, which will use less paper.

In reply to by mike320

In our choir we bought this score from its composer/arranger as an PDF - incl. midi files
We have to alter some changes to fit our needs and I thought that editing in MuseScore would ecceed writing with a pencil :-)
For minor midi-adjustment I usually use Anvil Studio, but this time it imported with fatal errors - MuseScore worked fine..?
We received a direct print from her music program - both PDF and midi - I don't know which program she uses - but she's a pro :-)

Thanks for helping out - Hans

In reply to by hanzilein

I opened the midi file you attached with no issues and it looked rather good. I didn't examine everything, but rather scrolled through the score and didn't notice anything atrocious. I also didn't try to make any edits, which at times exposes fatal errors in the imported score.

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