moving the barlines about
Background: I have a choral score with SATB and piano (treble & bass). I like the piece and want sing it as a solo.
The score is on paper, not in Muse score. I want to replace the SATB part by a Tenor part.
I need an electronic copy of the original choral score. I scan the paper to make CHORAL.pdf and transform to get CHORAL.jpg.
Now I save the solo part as SOLO.pdf and transform to get SOLO.jpg.
I can use paint.net to cut out any rectangle I like; I use this to cut out ONE stave and put it in STAVE.jpg.
With paint.net I can
bring in CHORAL.jpg
add a layer'above' the image
bring onto that layer the image from STAVE.jpg
Adjust the image width-wise and height-wise so that it just covers the SATB section
// at this point we've replaced one SATB section by one stave from SOLO.jpg
store the image as stage1.jpg
So ... stage1.jpg is just CHORAL.jpg with the first SATB section replaced by the appropriate stave from SOLO.jpg
We can repeat this for all the staves in SOLO.jpg
to obtain staveN.jpg
This is almost perfect but the barlines from SOLO.jpg do not line up with the barlines in CHORAL.jpg
Indeed why should they? The author of the choral score had his/her own ideas about where to place the barlines and these will not be the same as those of Muse score.
So .. How can I alter the positions of the barlines in the Muse score of SOLO so that they line up with those in the original choral version? If I can't do that there is no point in creating a unified score with piano and voice on the same page. Simpler and less trouble for the soloist to sing from the Muse score version adn the pianist to play from the original choral score. So ... how do I modify the position of the barlines in a Muse score? Or is this so out of keeping with Muse score philosophy that I must be labelled as a Muse score heretic?