Working with Large Scores

When working with large orchestral scores or MIDI files with many staves, the layout may need to be edited to fit all of the staves onto a single page.

If this is the case, you will be prompted to edit the layout before Music Score is first displayed. If you do not edit the layout such that all systems can properly fit, you should switch to Track View to do your editing.

There are many ways to modify the layout so that everything to fits. The most common approach is to select a smaller staff size (Giant is the largest, Pearl is the smallest). This reduces the size of the font and allows for more music to fit on a page. Another approach is to create a larger virtual page by tiling 2 or 4 pages together. For an 8 ½ X 11 piece of paper, selecting a tiling value of 2 X 1 with landscape mode creates a virtual page of size 11 X 17, for example.