Re: Automatic breaks not working?
Phil Holmes <mail <at> philholmes.net>
2015-03-28 10:46:07 GMT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Barker" <b.m.barker <at> btinternet.com>
To: <lilypond-user <at> gnu.org>
Cc: "A. Sentman" <asentman.s6 <at> gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2015 1:22 AM
Subject: Re: Automatic breaks not working?
> At 22:47 27/03/2015 +0000, A. Sentman wrote:
>>I have a couple of files where Lilypond fails to wrap the score across
>>multiple lines, and instead cuts it off at the edge of the page. Most of
>>these are fairly large files, and it seems to happen consistently if there
>>are more staves than can fit vertically on the page. What I did: I used
>>lilypond to render the example at the bottom of this post. What I
>>expected: The score wraps to the next line after the sixth measure. What
>>happened: The score does not wrap, instead running off of the edge of the
> This is because your score makes no sense, I'm afraid. With a time
> signature of C, your second occurrence of "r4.." in the top staff spans
> the line between the first and second bars. If I comment out the initial
> "r4" and "r16", in the top staff, the score breaks after bar 5 and again
> after bar 9. This may not be the music that you mean, but it illustrates
> the cause of the problem. The third staff then throws a similar problem in
> bar 13, where the "d4." again spans the line between bars 13 and 14.
> Once you have a score that properly respects bar lines, the automatic line
> breaks will behave themselves.
> I trust this helps.
> Brian Barker
This problem is shown up if bar checks are used. I suggest the original
poster should read the sections on bar checks in the Learning Manual and