Moving a System to the Previous Page

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Moving a System to the Previous Page

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In Page Layout View, the Page Break PageLayoutPageBreakButton option enables you to move a system from the bottom of one page to the top of the next.

Sometimes you may want to do the opposite. That is, you may want to move a system at the top of one page to the bottom of the previous page. You can do this with the Keep System with Previous command.

When you apply the Keep System with Previous command to a system, Musician will keep that system on the same page as the previous system. If the previous system is on the previous page, then it will shift to the next to last position on that page, and the last system on that page will be the "keep with previous" system.

If you keep two adjacent systems with the previous, then all three systems will be forced onto the same page, along with any other systems that would have been on the same page before the first of these three system. In this way, it is possible to force the assignment of more systems to a page than can be spaced without overlapping of systems and staves. Musician will obey your request to do so.

If a system has been designated to be kept with the previous system, and that previous system is already on the same page, then the systems are left together on the same page without change.

prcarrow To move the top system of a page to the bottom of the previous page:

This procedure is quite analogous to the procedure for Moving a Measure to the Previous System. See that topic for more details.

1.Navigate to the Page Layout palette.

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Type SHIFT+P. If this takes you to the Page Text Palette instead, type SHIFT+P a second time to go to the Page Layout Palette.

Musician will display the score in Page Layout View.

2.Click the Keep System With Previous PageLayoutKeepSystemWithPrevButton button in the Page Layout Palette.

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Choose the Keep System With Previous command in the Layout menu.

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Type "ks" for Keep System With Previous.

3.Click anywhere in the page's first system, which you want to move to the bottom of the previous page.

prcarrow To remove the "keep system with previous" control:

1.Enter Page Layout view, as above.
2.You will automatically be in Select mode.
3.Click the "keep system with previous" lock moving_a_system_to_the_p3 symbol.

The lock symbol will become highlighted in blue to show that it is selected.

4.Hit the DEL key.

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Click the Default PageLayoutDefaultButton button.