Static Number of Measures in a line

• Jul 17, 2011 - 16:27

I'm wondering if there is a way to set the number of measures that appear in a line. For example, let's say I want 5 measures per line for the whole piece. Is that doable without manually inputing linebreaks every 5 measures.


Use Plugins -> Break every X measures. It's often more robust that Style>edit general style>system

@XavierJazz do you often use style for this? You often advice this feature. I have problems with it. It works well for you?

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that it works very well. The only problem I have with it is that the 1st system cannot be excluded. Often I write music with a pick-up, and so I would like some way to alter the number of measures in the 1st system.

I have this set up in one of my styles.

I have put in a feature request about this some time ago.

I have never used the plug-in.


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Addendum to first question: can you have the first line 4 measures, then the remaining lines be 5 measures?

Next question: can each line be forced to be 5 measures even if normally the 5th measure be pushed to the next line? This would mean that some measures would look a little "squished" if the measure has a lot of 8th/16th/etc. notes.

Feature request: font size automatically adjusts so that it the measures would not look squished.

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