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Auto-spacing barlines


Hi,

I am creating a part from scratch and it's difficult to position barlines so that the measures fit the number of notes in each of them.
I was hoping that there is some kind of auto-spacing function that not only would space notes according to their tempo but also adjust barlines to fit the measures (some are larger than others).
I have auto-spacing on and I have tried apply punctuation but barlines don't move.

Is there a way to do this?

Thanks/Brgds
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Re: Auto-spacing barlines


Using SS to enter notes into a new score isn't something I do, I use it for its primary purpose of scanning which means that the resulting SS file mirrors the original. Because SS is primarily for scanning, it doesn't have the features that accommodate quick and easy note entry for a new score. Entering notes with the mouse is pretty tedious.

You could set the score up with a few bars per line such as 3 so you can enter a good number of notes per bar. At the end of each bar grab the barline handle (Shift key to display handles) and adjust the width of the bar if it needs some adjusting. If there is too much space on the last bar of the line you can add a barline to create an extra bar. Of course this new bar has to be able to fit in the notes.

You could then try the Reformat Score when you are done but it will probably upset any of the bar width adjustments you did previously. I've always found SS to be a bit cumbersome when trying to do a nice layout which is why a lot of people use it for its primary scanning purpose and then transferrring an XML file into something like Finale, Sibelius etc.



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Thanks Zoot
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