Rhythm corrections within imported PDFs

• Apr 5, 2020 - 22:49

After importing PDF scores, several measures have more or less beats than the indicated time signature because, for example, quarter notes get changed to eighth notes and/or vice versa.

Other than manually correcting each affected individual measure (as I have been doing utilizing the measure duration box - please see attached screen shot), is there a better way to make these corrections, and, if so, in a way that will not require manually applying this method to each individual incorrect measure?

Thank you.

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Removing additional beats can also be done by selecting them and using Tools → Remove selected range which by default is linked to the shortcut Ctrl/Cmd-Del

In reply to by Megan R

Can you share the score and list the exact steps you took? "Remove selected range" never rewrites notes, it only removes the beats of what you selected.

As I mentioned, it is but a quicker way than having to browse through the measure properties dialog in setting the actual duration. There is no function to clip/expand all irregular measures to the time signature. One of the difficulties with such a function would be that shortening a measure always cuts of the end; but you might very much be wanting to cut the middle instead..

In reply to by jeetee

Thank you for your reply.

Since you have answered my question that it is not possible for Musescore to obey the time signature simultaneously for all incorrect imported measures, I will make the corrections as I have or try again to use your method.

Thanks again.

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