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## Re: Limit Number of Measures Per Line

 From: Kieren MacMillan Subject: Re: Limit Number of Measures Per Line Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 14:10:35 -0400

```Hi "oldwhtman",

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```Is there a way set the maximum number of measures that
Lilypond will use to build a line of music?
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As far as I know (Joe? Mats?) there's no setting like
max-measures-per-system
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If you're really interested in such a thing, you could always submit (and possibly sponsor) a feature request.
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```It's a bit tedious inserting \break after every 3 or 4 measures.
Lilypond cramps things in pretty tight sometimes.
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Firstly, you can change the default spacing [which I also find too cramped] — be sure to (re)read <http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.13/Documentation/notation/Horizontal- spacing-overview#Horizontal-spacing-overview>
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<http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.13/Documentation/notation/Changing- horizontal-spacing#Changing-horizontal-spacing>
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Secondly, if you search the list archives for "breakSet" you'll find my Scheme hack/tip.
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Hope this helps!
Kieren.

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