How to balance the location of last system on facing pages?

• Nov 16, 2019 - 09:06

I have a particular score where I can't get the last system on two facing pages to balance out nicely from a visual point of view:

Spacing at foot of page.png

Something seems to prevent the system starting at measure 29 from using the available space. Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance!


In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

I had already tried increasing Min and Max system distance, but I increased them again to Min = 12sp and Max = 40sp. No improvement.

So then I looked at what else was present on the page: and in measure 29 there is a "Stave spacer fixed down" between Stave 1 (Voice) and Stave 2 (Piano treble clef). That should surely only affect the spacing between those two staves? But it turns out that it also affects the space between the bottom of Stave 3 (Piano bass clef) and the footer or foot of page (not sure which):
Staves 1-2 with Stave Spacer Fixed Down.png

As soon as the spacer between Stave 1 and 2 is deleted, the systems fill the page properly:
Staves 1-2 without Stave Spacer Fixed Down.png

Presumably this is a bug?

In reply to by DanielR

Sounds like a bug to me. Can you reproduce this in a file from scratch? If so file a bug report explaining how to create it from scratch, otherwise wait here for more discussion and perhaps someone like cadiz1 will find a way to reproduce it.

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