user defined page format of (231mm x 303mm) works within MuseSccore but the PDF export is incorrect

• Jan 21, 2023 - 08:46
Reported version
Graphical (UI)
S3 - Major
needs info

Dear Musescore Support,

I'm happy with your awesome program.
Currently I'm using: OS: macOS 10.15, Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: 3224f34

Now I want to print some music to default music book size (format NE: 231mm x 303mm) which requires an export to PDF. I could not find the format NE: (231mm x 303mm) under the provided page settings.
Setting up a user defined page format of (231mm x 303mm) works within musicscore but the PDF export is incorrect (lines are crossing the page border).

Using the default format 9x11 inch works - but it's not exactly the required size for printing (228,60mm x 279,40mm).

Is there already a format like "NE" (231mm x 303mm) available in MuseScore which exports correctly to PDF - if yes - which one?
If not, would it be possible to add the "NE" format?

Thank you in advance for your feedback,

have a great day, Maxim
(uploaded file contains the setup for 9x11 inch. To reproduce the error - change the page settings to user defined and 231mm x 303mm).

Attachment Size
BACH1_210123.mscz 107.96 KB


Title Mr. user defined page format of (231mm x 303mm) works within MuseSccore but the PDF export is incorrect
Frequency Many Once
Severity S2 - Critical S3 - Major

The title is crossing the page border in any case. it actually isn't a title, but a staff text.
You'd better use vertical or text frames for all these texts

Are you using the File>Export command or are you using print to pdf via the print dialogue? The latter method relies on the third party pdf printer driver and often has less than optimal results.

thank you for feedback. My intention was to print the PDF to paper in format NE. I understood that a PDF export to format A4 is fine. Later A4 can be scaled up to NE.

Still, if I take your score and change the page width to 231mm and height to 303, then export to PDF, I get exactly that size:
Anmd it doesn't matter whether I use 3.6.2 (see above) or 4.0.1 (only difference is "PDF created with Qt 5.12.2", and the file size, some 200kb bigger)

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BACH1_210123.pdf 782.02 KB