4/4 measure with only 3 1/2 beats

• Jan 2, 2023 - 18:48

Here's a problem I've never had with any Musescore version before. I have a measure right in the middle of a 4/4 score with only 3 1/2 beats. How could this happen and how do I best fix it? See the attached file at bar 142. I notice there is a little dot above the bar line between bars 142 and 143, but I don't recognize that or know what it is all about.

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Based on the attached score, it seems like m.142 is corrupted. Right clicking and going into the measure properties dialogue shows that the value of the measure displayed (7/8) is less than it is supposed to be (hence the little minus sign above the measure). Try deleting the entire measure and adding another from scratch, which is what usually helps me.

In reply to by ThatPianoBoi_

Thanks so much for the fix. I'm pretty sure that will work. I was wondering if there were a fix that would keep me from having to redo the whole measure. I realize I could add a measure to the side of the corrupted measure, copy the corrupted measure from top to bottom, then paste the notes into the added measure and that would not be too hard, but I was wondering if there was a simple thing to do in case this should happen again.

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