Edit Layout with the Properties Palette

Rarely does a score contain the same number of measures per system throughout. For general readability, four measures per system is usually recommended.

However, dense musical passages, measures containing only footballs, page turn considerations, and what looks good may require that some systems contain more measures than others. Spacing between staves may also vary from system to system.

The Properties Palette provides a way to quickly modify these parameters at a per-system and per-page level.

To Display the Appropriate Properties Palette

  1. Display the Music Score in Page View.
  2. In Select Mode, click on a measure.
  3. After clicking on a measure, the system that contains the measure is highlighted.
  4. Click the right mouse button to display a popup menu, and choose Extend Selection to Page, Extend Selection to End or Select Staff to select related items.

To Edit the Layout

  1. Select the systems you want to edit.
  2. Select the Staff Spacing or System tab in the Properties Palette.
  3. Make changes to appropriate fields.
  4. Click the Apply button to apply the changes to the score.