MusicXML is a universal file format that allows music scores to be shared between different music notation programs. For example, you can convert a MuseScore .mscz file to a MusicXML file and it will open in Sibelius, Finale, or any other compatible scorewriter; and vice versa.
MusicXML faithfully reproduces the notes and instrumentation, but, nevertheless, it is usually necessary to do some clean-up work to make the transferred score look exactly the same as the original.
When a MusicXML file is first opened in MuseScore, the positions and custom properties of text objects are preserved as far as possible. There may also be other customizations visible in the score which you may or may not wish to keep.
To reset the stems of all notes to their default positions and orientations:
To reset the leading space of all notes to the score default:
To remove all breaks—system, page and section:
1. Right-click on a break and choose Select→Similar
2. Press Delete.
To remove just system breaks (leaving section and page breaks in place):
To reset all text objects in the score, and in frames, to their default styles:
See Format→Style→Text styles to view the list of styles, and property values.
To reset the positions of all text objects in frames:
You can apply the same method for text objects in the score, as for frames. However you will need to repeat this for each individual class of object—all tempo texts, all staff texts and so on.
To export a score as a MusicXML file see File export.
When exporting a score to MusicXML, you can choose from a compressed (the default option) or uncompressed format; and whether to export all breaks or not, or to allow only manually-added breaks to appear in the file.
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