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Fine-tuning the horizontal space occupied by music
Spacing between individuals notes can be altered using the note properties dialog boxes. But for fine-tuning the amount of horizontal space occupied by the music, here is another way:

Wherever you wish to stretch the notation, go to the top staff and insert a few spaces of text, using "preserve width." Once this is set up, you can repeatedly paste the spaces by clicking at the location to be spaced, type "x" to bring up the text editor, then "enter."

When you setup your page to "extend last system," sometimes the notes bunch up at the left. With extra spacing, they can be expanded to fill the system more attractively.

Re: Fine-tuning the horizontal space occupied by music
Reply #1
Another way of de-bunching the notes in the last system is to add a section-close barline as the last object at the end of the top staff, and setting it to force a system break.

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Re: Fine-tuning the horizontal space occupied by music
Reply #2
Spacing between the notes of individuals can be changed by using the zones of dialogue of properties of note.  But end-to grant the quantity of horizontal space occupied by the music, here another manner:

Everywhere where you wish to stretch the notation, to go to the more senior employees and to insert some spaces of text, by using "the preserve width" once that this is installed, you can on several occasions stick spaces while clicking to the place to space, type "X" to bring to the top the text editor, then "enter"

When you install your page "to prolong the last system," sometimes the notes gather to the top with the left.  With additional spacing, they can be increased to fill system more agreeably.

(Translation E->F->E by BabelFish@Altavista, worst being E->F...)

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Re: Fine-tuning the horizontal space occupied by music
Reply #3
More seriously, if some day you want to find where you placed such white spaces text items, two ways exist:
1. (old way) Start on the beginning of the section you want, then use the following keystrokes: Shift+Right; visual check if a visible item is selected, if not, it's a white space text item that you can delete or edit; Right to deselect it, and continue the same way.
2. (new way, much quicker) Use the Search tool! Either you create a text item as the one you want to find, Cut it, then open the Find... Tool and Paste in it; or you use the following search expression in the Find Tool:
|Text|Text: *
(don't forget the star, or at least the space before it)
P.S. reminder: Find Tool: Ctrl+F. Find Next (when the tool is closed): F3.

Robert, feel free to remove those two comments of mine :-)