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Re: Last line doesn't wrap

From: Xavier Scheuer
Subject: Re: Last line doesn't wrap
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 11:08:48 +0200

On 3 April 2011 03:22, Paul Nocero <address@hidden> wrote:
> This is my first use of LilyPond and it seems to work well, except for the
> problem noted here.  I'm creating a simple song with words and guitar chords,
> and the final line does not appear to wrap, but runs off the bottom of the
> page.  I've tried many variations of the input, but I can't seem to get around
> the problem.
> I'm sorry I am submitting such a big file, but the problem goes away if I 
> don't
> include all components that are needed (music, words and chords).
> Here's my input file:
> […]


The problem is not due to a bug in LilyPond but due to one error you
made in your file.

Measure 24, you have an incorrect duration (line 15, middle of the line
in your input file AFAICS).
I assume it should be  d16  instead of  d8 .

  b8. d16 d4 e4 d4~

(or two 8th notes:  b8 d d4 e4 d4~ )

Then every note that follows is "shifted" and your notes do not end at
the end of the measure.  As LilyPond can only break a line at the end of
a measure, it results in this "music running off the page".

It is a common error.

That's why it is recommended to use barchecks and to write only one
measure per line in your input file (to find more easily where to
correct when such issue appears).


Xavier Scheuer <address@hidden>

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