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Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 7:35
Subject: Extending stem length without
I am typesetting a piano score, in which I have chords which I want to
span both staves. I've determined that this is still not possible, and found
that the only suggested workaround was to align notes on both staves and to
extend the stem of one of the notes to join with the other. Unfortunately,
whenever I extend the length of the stem to that effect, LilyPond adjusts the
spacing between the two staves so as to ensure there are no collisions.
Is it possible to override the stem length, without it affecting
LilyPond's calculations for staff spacing? I'm wary about locking interstaff
space altogether (and I'm not sure how to go about it), but perhaps that is
the only solution?