Too much blank spaces at bottom of page

• May 24, 2019 - 05:19

Hi all, I am pretty new to Musescore and would appreciate some help.

Using a mxl file exported from Finale, I am trying to create seperate parts for the different instruments within the score. However the resulting pages leave lots of blank spaces(nearly half the page) on the bottom half of page, splitting a one page score to a few. I have checked the Page Settings(bottom margin 20mm), and I cannot see any page break marking. What can I do to get rid of the spaces?


This removed the bleed for me in Safari 6.0.3;

footer-wrapper {

margin-top: 40px;
background: url("../images/footer.png") repeat-x scroll 0 0;
overflow: hidden;

You might want to handle that overflow differently tho, based on the content inside it. But this should fix the white space.

I figured it out by just deleting nodes from the DOM bottom-up. It had to be in the #footer-wrapper. As margin-bottom didn't work and you were using relative positioning I figured it was some shadow styling bleeding out of that element.

In reply to by Jm6stringer

Hi Jm, thankyou for your reply, but I do have Show Invisible, Show Unprintable, Show Frames, Show Page Margins all selected and I cannot see any page break at all. Also, I only see one tempo marking at the top(which I have been trying to change to another tempo but cannot, clicking on it just put another on).

@paradox 148...

Have you tried to open my attachment above titled 05-Trial-FLUTE2.mscz?
The '2' is there to distinguish it from any others.


In reply to by paradox148

My posted file should show something like this (for MuseScore 2 versions):
Cannot read file C:\Users\User\Forum Posts\05-Trial-FLUTE2.mscz:
This score was saved using a newer version of MuseScore.
Visit the MuseScore website to obtain the latest version.


In reply to by Jm6stringer

Yes, that and the posts above alerted me to my old version of Musescore. I just cannot understand why there were so many extra markings in the original file, which was supplied by a "professional" publisher. Errors might have been introduced from the Finale export I guess. Thankyou so much for all the effort that you have put in. :)

In reply to by Aiden874

Thankyou Aiden, I have already done that and my scores are looking good! We are doing a musical in October and the scores provided are poorly written. Most songs have been spread out to multiple pages unnecessarily and their layouts are a bit of a mess. I have managed to condense them all to one pages with more meaningful layouts. Much better to my eyes and easier to play not having to turn pages every 15 bars!

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