Changing length of lines

• Sep 10, 2019 - 15:54

I am a complete novice just starting to feel my way through Musescore.

At first I entered notes with the measure and bar lengths that were provided initially,
Then I worked out that I could change the lengths, and number of bars in a line by highlighting the barline and clicking return. But how do Ido the revererse? That is, join a couple of bars onto the previous line? I can't figure it out.



Two items are helpful to me in layout:
1) Format - Page Settings. The Staff Space can be set up or down - it changes the size of everything in the score, and thereby changes number of measures in a line (and number of pages).
2) Format - Style - Measure. There are a lot of things to play with here, I mostly adjust "Note left margin", "Note to barline distance", and especially "Minimum note distance". Increasing the last number often allows you to move a measure to the next line.
These are best considered after all your notes are in place.

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