Reduce the space between staves or system

• Dec 3, 2018 - 23:51

Dear Sirs, I need to reduce the space between the staves or systems of a music written in musescore, how to do this, I have made changes in General Style, Page but there is no change in the score I am very grateful for the orientation

Roberto Dal Medico


If the only thing you want is less space then changing staff space and MIN system space is the way to go. If you don't mind everything being smaller you can decrease spacing in Layout->Page settings...

There are different settings for staff distance (distance between instruments within a system) and grand staff distance (distance between staves within instruments). For distance between systems, there is both a "min" and a "max", MuseScore will automatically stretch things out up to the max, so if you want them closer, you generally need to reduce that. if the goal is is to get more systems per page, you need to reduce min.

If you still need help, please attach your score and describe what you ant to do in more detail so we can understand and assist better.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

I suspect the spacer was a failed attempt to fit it. The actual problem is more likely the rest in the first measure that appears to have been manually dragged from the tuba staff up to the trombone staff, and MuseScore is simply trying to make room for it. Select it and reset with Ctrl+R.

But indeed, normally, seeing the actual score is way better than just a picture.

In reply to by Ali Wood

Format > Page Settings
Make the top margin for the odd pages also 13mm to match up with the even pages and it already fits.

Side tip: Consider going into staff/part properties for each staff and uncheck "show time signatures" for them. That way you don't have to mark all of those time signatures invisible, nor can you forget the courtesy time signatures as a consequence.

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