Big gap appeared between 1st and second lines of score

• May 9, 2024 - 21:14

Hi, This score was until I must have a key by mistake, or done something else, and now there a large gap between the 1st and 2nd lines. Any advice on how to fix this issue would be appreciated. Thanks. Jeff

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When I load it in 4.2.1, the space between first and second systems is the same as the space between any other two systems. *shrug* Sorry!

In reply to by jrwakefi

Okay, then, if it was created in MuS 3, inspect every single item on those two rows.

An easy way to do this is to select the clef (very first item on first row) and repeatedly press Alt+right arrow. You'll see the selected item move from clef to key signature, to time signature, to first rest, to chord symbol, to first note, etc., sequentially selecting every item on the system.

I predict that you've got something (note, rest, chord symbol, triplet number, ... that's all I see on the first two rows) that has a large "Offset" value. As in, you inadvertently dragged it far from where it's supposed to be, or changed the "Offset" value from "1" to "100". Something like that.

I'm guessing that when I open the file in MuS 4, it re-evaluates all the positioning and, without knowing, fixes the problem.

In reply to by Pentatonus

If you find the randomly moved element straight away, it is of course better to just reset it to the correct position with Ctrl+R.

I actually didn't see the shifted rest at first. And then Ctrl+A and Ctrl+R is my first approach. However, if you had moved other elements (text or other) to a different position on purpose, these are also reset - which you don't want.

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