[SOLVED] Time Signature

• Sep 16, 2017 - 17:10

I am very new to the MuseScore.
I wrote my first score but I realised that time signature is missing. So I decided to insert it following below instruction:
* Drag and drop a time signature from a palette onto a space in a measure.
* Select a measure and then double-click a time signature in a palette.
* Select any note or rest and double-click a time signature in a palette.
When I open a new score then no problem, but with almost finished one there is nothing what I can do.
I work on Linux.
Could you please advise.


Highlight the measure,


then double click a time signature in a palette does not work?

Could you attach here your score?
Use the "File attachments" option at the bottom of the page, just above the Save and Preview buttons when you're typing your post. Click on Cggose a file

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As mentioned, in order for us to do more than guess, we would need you to attach your score. But based on your description, my guess is that you inadvertently disabled the display of time signatures in Staff Properties for the score you are working on.

In reply to by gawrobryk

Hmm. You might still want to attach your score, then. You should not normally be needing to hide rests. I mean, it does happen on occasion, but it shouldn't part of your first steps. So my guess is you are misunderstanding something about how MuseScore works. If you attach your score here, we can give you better advice and hopefully help prevent future mistakes.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thank you Marc. This is my exercise (attachment). I was trying to copy some church music exactly same way as it was printed by professional editor to see how far I can go with MuseScore. Yes I had some more issues.
1. Organ part for me is voices not just harmony, and the software was creating rests for each voice although it was not needed eg. section starting from bar 8 left hand (Man.) was mixed with rests.
2. I also learned how to compress bars as MuseScore put last bar on second page.
3. The worst was to find how to start second movement in the same file and add a new title for it. But I think I did it. However I may need to practise it several times.

Anyway I shall carry on with this one as it is a good practice. Hope to start full choir soon and symphonic scores as well.

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In reply to by gawrobryk

Actually, you did a great job with this - not an easy choice for a first project! The passage where voice 1 rests is indeed one where hiding the rests makes sense. Although FWIW, you could have entered those notes into voice 1 and then there would have been no need. Even though the last note of measure 8 is tied to a note in the next measure that does need to be in voice 2, that works. You could also have entered these notes into both voices and hidden one of them - that's perhaps more musically accurate to what is happening. Also note there is no need to turn off the "Show Invisible" option as you did - even though they show up on screen grayed out, invisible elements won't show up when you print or export to PDF. They remain grayed out on screen to make it easier to edit.

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