XML Import - Staff Spacing Problem

I received a MusicXML score that looks like this (Engrave Mode, Staff Spacing):

I think it’s somehow a Layout problem but I can’t figure it out. I’m hoping it’s a simple fix. Any suggestions?


You might have fixed casting off set on the Staves and Systems page of Layout Options to force too many systems into the frame. You might have a frame break at the start of the frame set to ‘Wait for next frame break’ that is causing the whole flow to be squished into a single frame. There may be other explanations: you should zip up and attach the project if you cannot figure it out.

Unchecking “Fixed Number Of Systems Per Frame” did the trick.

Thank you, Daniel! Now go to bed!