Making concise drum charts.

Has anyone figured out how to make tight concise drum charts? For one thing, I would like to be able to have one bar show a chosen numbers of bars to play. Need to be able to make them all one page. Really, all information about shortcuts etc. would be immensely helpful.

You should be able to produce a nice, compact drum chart using 1-bar reepats and then choosing to show them consolidated like a multi-bar rest. You can also experiment with tightening the note spacing in the Note Spacing page of Layout Options, make the staff size a bit smaller on the Page Setup page, or maybe even make the rhythmic spacing a bit tighter on the Note Spacing page. In general I would recommend experimenting with the options in the Layout Options dialog to produce a tighter layout, and you can easily play with settings to strike the right balance between compactness and legibility.