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## Re: \textLengthOn relative to bar lines instead of following note

 From: Kieren MacMillan Subject: Re: \textLengthOn relative to bar lines instead of following note Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:04:02 -0400

```Hi Ben,

a long time (>5 years): forcing a *measure* or even *group of measures* (in
OP's case, a single measure) to stretch to accommodate another grob (in OP’s
case, a TextScript), rather than the current behaviour ("stretch the current
moment"). The problem is particularly acute in parts with lots of tempo
markings over multi-measure rests, which don’t tend to stretch accordingly.

> * The action of \textLengthOn extends the length of the moment in time at
> which it occurs.
> *All notes which occur at a later musical moment will be displaced to the end
> of the text.

It would be nice to be able to arbitrarily set the duration of the moment that
would (if necessary) be stretched.

Cheers,
Kieren.
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Kieren MacMillan, composer
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