|Subject:||Re: Make dynamic script with long text|
|Date:||Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:42:23 +0000|
Andrew, you wrote 11/01/2019 00:50:24
Subject: Re: Make dynamic script with long text
You're right that there is little specific documentation about extra-spacing-width. It is mentioned only briefly in the Learning Manual:
The problem is that there are far too many of these properties to document any but a tiny fraction of them with detailed explanations and examples. The approach we, the documentation writers, adopted was to attempt to teach people through the Learning Manual how to find pertinent properties for themselves by using the Internal Manual. Pretty well the whole of section 4 of the LM is devoted to showing users how to do this.
For example, look up TextScript in the All layout objects of the Internals Manual:
There you'll find extra-spacing-width and Harm's recipe for setting the width of an object to zero.
Reading and understanding section 4 of the LM will greatly help you with your understanding (I hope; at least that was my objective!)
Actually, as to your last point about being baffled, it was my being in exactly that position several years ago that prompted me to write most of the LM. I reasoned that as I was in the same position as most new users I was well-placed to document the initial stages of learning to use LilyPond as I myself discovered them. That gradually lead to an understanding of the internals and the LM was the result.
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