Decrease layout stretch

• Dec 5, 2021 - 09:03

I have a one-measure illustration, e.g. a scale, and it stretches right across the page. I want to reduce the width of the measure so that it takes up say only half the page width. I'm using musescore on a 2017 MacBook Pro running macOS Monterey 12.0.1. The { doesn't seem to work. Neither does the Ctrl+Alt+8, and neither does the Layout stretch option in the Measure Properties dialogue box. Am I missing a step, using the wrong functions, or can this not be done? Thanks in advance for your help.


Stretch only affects the relative distribution of measures within a system; it does not change the system width. That's why you think reducing stretch seems to be not working; it is working, but not doing what you think it did.

As Jojo mentioned, the solution is to add a horizontal frame and change the width of the frame.

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