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## Re: Lead sheet: How to change spacing between staff and chords?

 From: Mats Bengtsson Subject: Re: Lead sheet: How to change spacing between staff and chords? Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 09:11:02 +0200 User-agent: Thunderbird 1.5.0.10 (X11/20070221)



Robert Kennedy wrote:

The general principles are described in the section on "Vertical spacing inside a system" in the manual.

In the 2.10.14 manual the section is called simply "Vertical Spacing,"
but thank you; this is exactly the pointer I needed. Your suggestions
solved my problem.


I referred to the subsection within that main section.

But your suggestions seem to apply to the entire score. How can I
change the spacing between chords and staff for just one printed line?


If you keep reading, you will end up at the subsection "Controlling spacing of
individual systems", which provides an answer. I've never used these tricks
myself, though, so I can't promise. Note also that these settings have
changed in the latest development version 2.11, so when you upgrade to the
future version 2.12 you will have to modify your solution.


A hackers solution is to try to make the text script take more space, for example
using
d^\markup{\column {\hspace #1.0 "some text" }}

or

d^\markup{\pad-to-box #'(0 . 0) #'(0 . 8) "some text" }

where you can modify the number 8 to get whatever spacing you need.

/Mats