I have a simple SATB choral piece that fits nicely into 4 pages w/2 systems per page. I would like to condense it to 3 pages. I have watched Daniel’s brilliant formatting videos and I’ve altered the rastral size, fiddled with note and vertical spacing, but all I get is various forms of everything smashed together.
What am I missing, and what’s the best workflow to solve this?
change lyrics font (Library → Paragraph Styles) - either change the stretch/size or select a narrower font, e.g. Minion pro cond
in Engraving Options decrease values in Spacing gaps and Key Signatures
In Library ->Music symbols you can decrease the size of clefs
try inserting system breaks/moving bars to previous/next system - and then even if some staff is shown to be full - like 105 % in Engrave mode - oftentimes you can tweak it a little bit with Note spacing tools so it looks alright
Thank you, everyone, for these excellent suggestions. My tenacious remaining difficulty is that page two now has three systems, each of which is far too spread out to fit properly on the page (the systems are 0.1" apart, but the staves remain 0.6 and 0.8). I can’t seem to find the proper vertical spacing adjustment to make a difference. Thoughts?