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## Re: Extending stem length without affecting spacing

 From: Xavier Scheuer Subject: Re: Extending stem length without affecting spacing Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 16:07:18 +0100

On 25 February 2011 20:35, Jérémie Lumbroso <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> Hello,
> 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?

Hi Jérémie,

Did you use

\override Stem #'cross-staff = ##t

as explained in the doc,
NR 2.2.1 Common notation for keyboards > Cross-staff stems
http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.13/Documentation/notation/common-notation-for-keyboards.html#cross_002dstaff-stems

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Cordialement,
Xavier

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