Fixed Measure widths

• Nov 25, 2020 - 08:05
Reported version
3.5
Type
Functional
Frequency
Many
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

Feature request (which existed in MuseScore version 1) which is very useful for jazz musicians:

Selecting a group of measures (or a whole score) and setting fixed measure size.


Comments

Frequency Many

That request had come up time and time again
It got removed between MuseScore 1 and 2 because of it's very bad effects on layout.
So reimplementing it would need to make sure to prevent those from happening again

Some of the bad effects were seen if you had a lot of sixteenths etc - you could have notes running into the margins - but also, the handling of the initial clef etc made the first measure too crowded, plus it was inflexible - all or nothing. We definitely want to provide some sort of replacement for that, but hopefully one that works better and is more flexible.