Score moves when I enter notes, change rhythm, etc.

• Dec 5, 2014 - 22:09

Not sure if this has already been reported, but on occasion, a score will get to the point where upon entering a note, clicking a note-duration button (while in and while out of note mode), double clicking to edit text, exiting text editing, or many other actions will cause the following thing: The 2nd half of the score will move backwards an entire half of a page. It does this by shortening the physical length of measures in the halfway mark of the score.

This bug is excruciatingly annoying because I feel as though I cannot enter any notes without having to move the page, just to enter another one, move the page back, and continue like this. It also continues to happen even if I close Musescore and open it back up again. I have also tried restarting my computer, to no avail.

It appears to happen specifically with longer pieces with tempo and time changes. However it's a bit hypocritical of it to do this to my score that is in 2/4 & 4/4, and 100 BPM & 85 BPM, with 5 parts, as opposed to my other score that is in 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 13/8, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, & 7/4, and 146 BPM, 143 BPM, & 190 BPM, with 8 parts (which works totally fine).

Has anyone else experienced this bug? The only fix I have is to copy and paste all the notes in a new file, which I have already done one and do lot look forward to doing again.


It's hard to help without a sample score and specific steps to reproduce the problem. I can suggest that it is *possible* that what you are seeing the is the normal effect of what in a word processor would be called "word wrap" - some operations just cause a meaure to no longer fit on a line (or fit when it previously didn't). Sounds like you are describing something more than that, but again, without a score and steps to reproduce the problem, it's hard to say. It could be the score has become corrupt somehow.

BTW, you don't say what OS you are on or what version of MuseScore you are using, but it might also be worth trying a nightly build of what will eventually become 2.0 (see Download link at top of menu at right of this page) to see if whatever you are seeing still happens there.

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