Bar goes across the page

• Sep 9, 2019 - 14:23

Yet another issue I ran into. I am writing down the Pathetique Sonata and then analyzing it and at Bar 10, the bar goes across the page and into the next page. Surely Musescore can compact the bar as necessary, right(and the bar wouldn't need all that much compaction)? Apparently not when it contains large groups of short notes, like the chromatic scale that occurs at Bar 10 of the Pathetique Sonata. But that makes no sense. There has to be a way to fix this. But how? Having the bar go across the page like it does makes it hard to look at the end of the bar, and thus makes it hard to analyze the whole passage.

Note: I did not make any style changes, style is at its defaults. And I added clefs as needed.

Here is the file where I am having this issue:

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Pathetique Sonata Analysis.mscz 10.2 KB


One possibility is to split the measure. Select the first measure of the final group of notes, choose tools->Measures->Split measure before selected note/rest. You will then want to right click one of the split measures, choose measure properties and check exclude from measure count. Note: in the British version all references to measure are changed to bar.

There are other options as well, like reducing the size of everything in the score. Using small notes is not considered a good option because their meaning becomes unclear.

You can select all the notes in that neasure and set the Leading Space to -0.50 but it is very cramped. If you are only analyzing it on the computer then you can set the Page to be wider. For printing, would setting the Page to Landscape be acceptable to you?

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