When I add a measure, I lose a system on the page

• Feb 13, 2020 - 23:30


This score is missing a measure between measure 7 and 8. However, when I insert a measure, the system below moves to the next page. Why does it do that? I want 3 systems per page. I keep thinking there's something invisible that I need to remove, but I can't find it. Can someone help me?

Thank you!

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In reply to by sookysunky

Definitely some weird behavior here!

To fix:
1. Insert the measure as you did in your picture, but don't remove the ties. You will have 2 systems on page one. The third system gets bounced to page 2.
2. Place a 'Staff spacer fixed down' from the Breaks & Spacers palette onto the bottom of system 2 on page one. Adjust accordingly.

Weep Weep2.mscz
You'll probably want to delete then re-enter the word "Weep" in the bass clef, measure 9 because of a very long melisma underline which strangely appears.

See attached.

But there really isn't enough room on that system to add anything into that measure, you'd need to decreas the overall size (Format > Page settings > Space) or use wider paper or narrower page borders (same dialog)

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In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

I don't care if the measures move to the next system. The problem is that there is a huge space between system 2 and 3. I want to have 3 systems on the first page. When this measure was missing, 3 systems fit easily onto page 1. (My first mscz attachment shows how the systems fit onto the first page.) When I add the measure, the only way to get 3 systems on one page is to reduce the space between systems, etc., There ends up being a huge ugly gap between systems. (My second screenshot attachment shows this.) I have uploaded the mscz file that shows what happens when I add the measure and then try to get 3 systems on the first page. I would like to remove the huge gap between systems 2 and 3 so that the 3 systems are evenly spaced.

Thank you in advance for trying to help. I'm thinking there must be something invisible trying to take up the space...

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Weep Weep_1.mscz 37.29 KB

Definitely some weird behavior here!
Inserting a new measure bewtween other measures on system 2, like between measures 9 - 10 and onwards, produce no anomaly.

In reply to by Jm6stringer

Thank you both for your help. I kept taking that melisma line out, and putting it back in properly. Then every time I would reopen the document, it would be there again. Hopefully that's fixed too, but if its not, its not a deal breaker that other problem was.

Thank you!


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