Easily changing default font for all text types in Musescore 3?

• Dec 18, 2018 - 05:20

Shouldn't changing the score font in Settings > Style > Score effect all fonts, including measure numbers, unless the user later changes the style of a specific text type?

Currently, if I want to have a score using only the Musejazz font, I have to change all the text styles individually, save the style and then load the style for new scores, no?

Is there an easier way? Am I missing something?

Perhaps there should be default style templates available in the Styles folder to load.

Also, how do I make Musejazz automatically the default font used when creating new scores? Do I have to create a template score and then point to it in Preferences > General > ":/data/My_First_Score.mscz". Again, there should be an easier way.


Actually, we do supply a style file MuseJazz.mss, but it's in the MsueScore installation folder so you'd have to browse to it. But it's easy enough to create it yourself - just create a score from the Jazz Lead Sheet template then immediately save the style. You can also save the default style that way, then open the MSS file in a text editor and do a search/replace. Or set up the instruments the way you want and save the score to your Templates folder. If you want literally every score you create to use that style regardless of instrumentation, just specify it as your default in Edit / Preferences / Score. Plenty of different ways to go about things, depending on exactly what you are trying to do.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thanks. I wasn't aware of the already existing Musejazz.mss file and some of these other options. However, shouldn't there still be a way to override all the font choices with one simple default font setting? For example, in a standard word processing program, I can simply select one font style for my titles, text body, bullet lists, etc.

BTW, I think a copy of the Musejazz.mss should be included in the user's Style folder, as well as some sample scores in the user's Scores folder. Most users won't know to look in the installation folder, and having a variety of beautiful looking example scores to learn from would be useful for Musescore beginners.

Also, it would be great if there was a default line spacing setting as well. That would solve the issue that you reported: https://musescore.org/en/node/280211 "Too much space between lines in MuseJazz Text"

In reply to by Sambaji

No, there is not currently one command to replace all fonts. It's a good idea, been suggested before, but I don't see an issue for it (only did a quick search). feel free to submit it to the issue tracker as a suggestion.

BTW, there are some samples scores too but they are as well-hidden as MuseJazz.mss :-) Just as well right now because they were created in MuseScore 1 (!) and don't look so good anymore, but I just submitted an update yesterday. I am not sure I'd favor adding things to the user's Scores folder, but a Demos folder is possible, or a menu item to access it (maybe under Help).

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