Creating a new tune
Changing bar widths
To adjust the number of bars
appearing at the same time on screen or on a printed page, you can
fix the bar widths either individually
or globally. Doing so will move notes
closer together or further apart.
You must not confuse this feature with
zooming (or scaling), which enlarges or reduces all symbols to make
them more readable on screen: printing is not affected by the zoom
and notes that appear too close or overlapped keep their relative
At the top of your main window the ruler (gray
bar) indicates bar numbers. When you point to the line in the
separating two bars, the cursor changes. By
dragging this line,
you can change the width of the individual bar.
Select more than one measure by clicking on the ruler and change the
size of one measure in the selection. This size will be applied to all
the selected bars.
Bars are displayed on screen side by side,
making a continuous "ribbon" from the first to the last. As
page width is not infinite, they will be printed in strips one
below another. On screen, a vertical yellow line shows
the staff is cut into strips while