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Re: Wide whole measure rests

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: Wide whole measure rests
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2002 12:10:54 +0100

If you take a look at the documentation of MultiMeasureRest
(From www.lilypnd.org, click on Manual->Index of internals->
MultiMeasureRest), you'll find the property:

minimum-width (number): 
  minimum-width of rest symbol, in staffspace. Default value: 12.5 

Thus, you could easily reduce the size of these bars using, e.g.

\property Score.MultiMeasureRest \override #'minimum-width = #5

As for all other distances, the unit of measure is the distance
between two staff lines.

I'm sure we'd get more bug reports if the minimum was set to 0.


> The R rest sometimes takes up more horizontal space than one would
> expect.  The example below illustrates this.  In measures 1 through 4
> we have a melody in the treble clef and rests in the bass clef.  In
> measures 5 through 8, we have the same melody in the treble clef and
> harmony in the bass clef.  We would expect measures 5 through 8 to take
> up about the same amount of horizontal space as measures 1 through 4,
> but in fact Lily allocates them only about half the space.  The remainder
> of the example illustrates that the problem can also occur in 4/4 time.
>                               Kenneth Almquist

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