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pinerider2020
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measure spacing

Post by pinerider2020 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:45 pm

I have a 14 page arrangement with mostly 2 to 4 measures per page - pretty note dense. There are two places where finale tries to cram 5 measures into one score and the lyrics are overlapping. The music spacing (note or beat) function isn't fixing it and of course when I try dragging the bar lines using the measure tool, it just makes another of the measures smaller. Anything else I can try? Thanks.

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Re: measure spacing

Post by miker » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:52 pm

Can you move a measure or two to the previous or following systems?

Can you reduce the page size by a few percent?
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Re: measure spacing

Post by motet » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:27 pm

Sounds like you've got some systems locked. You might try unlocking everything (in the Selection tool, press Ctrl-A to select all, then press U) then respace (press 4 on the top row). Then tweak from there. When you move a measure up or down to another system, Finale will lock those systems.

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Re: measure spacing

Post by pinerider2020 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:11 pm

That fixed it. Thanks motet, very helpful!

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