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When I originally create the score for a page size like 8½ x 14, the software varies the number of measures per line according to how busy the music is (On a line with only whole notes I might get 9 measures per line, but if there are 32nds, I might get 1 or 2.). If I convert to another page size like 11 x 17, format the number of measures per line in the same way as it did when I originally entered the 8½ x 14 (which should result in more measures per line and fewer pages). (I can manually adjust it page-by-page, but would like the software to do that for me.)

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I am afraid I do not understand.

 

To me it seems that I do get more measures per system and fewer pages - unless the systems are locked.

 

Can you provide the exact steps to reproduce the problem?

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Simplest case I could come up with:

New document with setup wizard

create new - Finale Maestro - 8½ x 14

strings - violin

all defaults next 2 screens - no names - 4/4 C major

Type in enough quarter notes to fill 2 lines (In my case it was 11 measures.)

Document - Page Format - Score

Change page size to 11 x 17

I still get that it only fits the 11 measures on 2 lines, even though the page is wider.

I very open to any suggestions that I'm not doing the page-size-change correctly.

I found with the above technique it was up to me to lock the systems and specify the number of measures per line on each page.

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… Document - Page Format - Score

Change page size to 11 x 17

I still get that it only fits the 11 measures on 2 lines, even though the page is wider …

 

When I change the page size in Page Format for Score, I do not get a change in the page size of already existing pages.

This is by design, and what users have requested.

To update already existing pages with new settings in Page Format for Score, use the Page Layout Tool, and Redefine Pages.

 

When I do so (= Redefine Pages), I get 7 measures in the first system, and 4 measures in the second system.

 

* Are you using Finale v27 in Windows?

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Thank you, that's what I was looking for!

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