Chord symbol text spacing

• Aug 12, 2017 - 15:36

How do I get rid of this extra space in my chord symbol notation?

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When I enter chord symbols, there is no added space in them. You will need to upload your score for us to see what's going on.

Indeed, it's hard to tell what's going on from just a picture. I can say, though, that the chord symbol facility works best with fonts that are actually designed for that purpose. Looks lik you are trying to use a font that was not.

In reply to by tromboneandrew

The two most common fonts for chord symbols in MuseScore would be FreeSerif (used by default when creating a new score from scratch by choosing instruments, an d also used by the non-Jazz templates) and MuseJazz (used by the Jazz templates).

Could be he wasn't actually using MS Shell Dlg 2, but was trying to use some other font that you don't have on your system, so that is what is getting substituted. As mentioned, attaching the actual score would allow us to help better, but I understand if it's not yours to post. Looks like he has made a few other customizations, like choosing Gonville as his notation font. Depending on how well he knows MuseScore, either he was doing a good job of all this or he wasn't - again, hard to say from just the picture. But it's possible you're better off just copying and pasting everything from his score into a new one created from one of the templates.

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