You can also specify that you always want to start with a new line at a certain place. This is called a hard line break. For example, you can make hard line breaks with the barline menu.
After a line break there is usually still a (horizontal) amount of 'white' left that can be distributed over the entire line. This is called justify. A line is justified if more than the specified justification percentage of the line is in use, to avoid spreading a single measure across the entire line. For a good page layout, note spacings should not diverge too much.
A conditional line break is a hint to MusiCAD for possibly starting a new line which you can read as:
- "If necessary, I want the line break in this place, but if the line break is at the beginning of the line, I don't want to see it".
With a line break you can specify a number of additional characteristics:
Line breaks (and page breaks) are generally only specified in the master part. To include the hard line breaks in other games as well, the part property 'calculated' be checked for the part to be included in the score.
The line break at [B] is a hard line break, at [C] is a conditional one.