I’m mainly arranging pop tunes, which largely suit having 4 bars per system. I also want a system break at every rehearsal mark. If I set “fixed number of bars to 4 bars”, but the phrase actually has 5 bars, then it will make the 5th bar one system wide, which is hard to read. In this case I would like to put all 5 bars on one system.
Is there a way of setting maximum bars per system to, say, 6, and on top of that setting a rule so that if there is a rehearsal mark then a system break occurs? Also, is there a way that, for example, if there are a lot of semi/demisemiquavers in a passage, that there will be a system break earlier on, in order to make it all more readable?
At the moment a lot of my time is taken up going through each part and manually adding system breaks at rehearsal marks, or creating 5 or 6 bar systems. I just wondered if I’m missing an easier way of doing this.