system break without full line justification

Is it possible, in the current version, to have a 2-3 bar on one line as short as necessary like the joined example?
it is for a music theory document that will need 30 or more of those short bars each followed by a 20-30 bars musical example.
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In Setup mode, go to the Setup / Layout Options menu.

On the Note Spacing page there is an option “only justify final system when more than … % full”.

You might also need to make a different flow for each “short” and “long” example, and choose “Allow new flows to start on existing page” in the Page Setup page.

Or you could create frames with a narrow width (maybe all the same narrow width) and justify the “short” examples in those frames.

Too many options … :wink:

Rob
this is good news but

In Setup mode, go to the Setup / Layout Options menu.
On the Note Spacing page there is an option “only justify final system when more than … % full”.

couldn’t make it work this way the option doesn’t change anything. Isn’t it only for final systems ?

Yes, but it works on the final system of each flow in the layout. You could create each 3-bar snippet and the longer example that follows it as a separate flow.

It comes from an xml import from S. where all this was very easy to do with the bar handles.
well it can wait.
thanks for your help