Bottom 4 staves are partially blacked out and inaccessible

• Jul 27, 2023 - 16:54

Good day,
For some reason, in ‘Page View’, the bottom 4 staves of my score are now partially blacked out, as can be seen clearly in the attached jpeg file. I was working on the score last night and was fiddling around with the zoom settings at the lower right. After that, the bottom 4 staves became obscured; I can’t even click on those staves to select anything.

The weird thing is, ‘Continuous View’ (both horizontal & vertical) still works normally. I even tried exporting the file as an xml file and reimporting it back into MS4 … no dice, it stayed partially blacked out. I should add that my other scores are all fine.

Any thoughts on what’s happened here, and how to correct it?

~ Thx, Kevin J.

Ps: I’ve attached a shortened version of the file in case anyone has time to open it and see if it exhibits the same behavior on your system.

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MS4, page cut off.JPG 60.59 KB
Untitled test file1.mscz 19.09 KB


Fyi, I figured it out. I didn't realize that for a large score, you may need to reduce the setting for 'Staff Spacing' in order to see the entire score in 'Page View'.

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