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Re: Spacing oddities

From: Keith OHara
Subject: Re: Spacing oddities
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 20:42:05 +0000 (UTC)
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Carl Sorensen <c_sorensen <at>> writes:

> On my system 2.15.17, OSX, It fits on to 5 pages, and yet each page looks
> like it could have one more system.
> Why are the extent-estimates for the first and last systems on page 2 so
> much larger than the visual extent?

mike <at> <mike <at>> writes:
> On Nov 12, 2011, at 6:19 AM, Keith OHara wrote:
> > If there is an override that could just set the "pure-height" of slurs to an
> > empty interval, that might help in a lot of similar cases.
> \layout { \context { \Voice
>     \override Slur #'Y-extent = 
>  #(ly:make-unpure-pure-container ly:slur::height '(+inf.0 . -inf.0 ))
>     \override PhrasingSlur #'Y-extent = 
>   #(ly:make-unpure-pure-container ly:slur::height '(+inf.0 . -inf.0 ))
>   }}
> It doesn't seem to help much, though.

It does just what was requested.

It reduces the score from 5 pages to 4, by putting one-or-two more systems
on each page.

It brings the extent-estimates in line with the printed extents of the systems.

If we remove the temporary testing overrides, the layout looks decent.

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