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yosemite
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   Posted 12/26/2013 7:17 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Driving me crazy! I need a few pages of staff systems two measures wide with four staffs, Treble, Bass,Treble, Bass, and three systems per page. I guess it really doesn't matter what I've tried, I can't remember all of it anyway. Anybody know how?
Much appreciate any help!

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   Posted 12/26/2013 7:24 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
It all depends. There are different ways for different situations. Without seeing the file, the best advice is not entirely practical.

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   Posted 12/26/2013 7:45 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks Zuill - What I would really like to do is make that setup my default starting blank layout.

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   Posted 12/26/2013 7:55 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

As Zuill says, we really need more info on what you need, but I attempted to provide you a sample.

I took a default document and removed the last (31st) measure.  I added three more staves by double clicking the Staff Tool.  Each double click adds a new staff.  I then used the Clef tool to change staff 2 and 4 to bass clef.  I then used the Select Tool to select every third measure and pressed the down arrow to lock two measures per system.  Then I selected the Resize Tool, right clicked on a staff, and chose "Resize system...".  Choose to reset system to 75%, and set the radio button for staff 1 through the end of the piece.  Then I used the Page Layout Tool and the menu item "Space Systems evenly...".  Choose the "All pages." radio button, and "Place 3 systems on each page." radio button.

That produced the attached document.  Maybe this will get you going.


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   Posted 12/26/2013 7:56 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
The settings for staff, system and page percentage, as well as page size, all come into play. Spacing between staves is critical here as well. For example, with one setup, one verse of lyrics might fit, but with multiple verses, staves might need to be respaced. Also, page one is usually different as 3 systems that might fit on subsequent pages probably won't due to the space taken for the Title and credits. So, we need a sample file to play with to give the best advice. There are just too many variables.

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   Posted 12/26/2013 9:02 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks Charles! Exactly what I wanted! I have saved it as a default file and copied your explanation to my "SolveNotes" folder.
Thanks to all for your help!!

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   Posted 12/26/2013 9:16 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

Yosemite,

Glad you found it useful, but bear in mind what Zuill says about other factors like spacing between staves in the system, any lyrics, and other factors that may come into play in your document.  There are many things that can impact how a document is laid out in the end.


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