Some imported scores look bigger in MS3

• Jul 21, 2019 - 11:09

OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: 82fd5a2

  1. Download the score at (Chopin, Op. 9.1).
  2. Open it in both 2.3.2 and MS 3.
    Expected result: The score should be the same size in both cases. Note: In Page Settings the Staff space is set to 1.5 mm (smaller than the default).
    Actual result: The score in MS 3.x looks slightly bigger. Using Screen Ruler to measure the staff height gives the following results:

In MS 2.3.2 = 56mm
In MS 3.x = 62mm

that's a change of 10%.

Now compare that with the attached score (Burgmuller), which is at the default spacing: 1.764 mm. It looks the same size in both MS 2.3.2 and MS 3.x. Measurement of the staff height with Screen Ruler confirms this (both 73mm).

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I'm not sure I'd use screen measurements as proof of anything, too much depends on resolution, anti-aliasing. but 4 * 1.5 = 6, so I'd certainly expect the staff height to be 6mm, plus whatever portion of the staff line width you are counting. If it came out smaller than that in 2.3.2, sounds like a bug that is now fixed.

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