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Re: System spacing for Certain

From: Reggie
Subject: Re: System spacing for Certain
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:52:26 -0700 (MST)

Aaron Hill wrote
> On 2019-01-16 5:24 pm, Reggie wrote:
>> First, are you saying that every time I want to manually adjust one 
>> staff in
>> a system in one instance I must create a new voice just to hack this? 
>> Like
>> you did? What about my original code itself used?
> You do not need the extra voice.  I did that simply because the advice 
> in the notation reference is sound to follow.  One should try to keep 
> matters of presentation (such as spacing) completely separate from the 
> musical content.  It can muddy a score to have things like that messy 
> \overrideProperty stuck in the middle of notes.  Additionally, it makes 
> it much harder to reuse musical content in different contexts without 
> resorting to tags.
> That all said, you can easily apply the \verticalSpacer to a musical 
> note in your staff rather than on a spacer in a separate voice.
>> Second, you mention that
>> it's relative from PRIOR staff right? What if I want to move the top 
>> staff
>> of a system up or down only for example as such?
> Technically, alignment-distances specifies the values *between* the 
> staves, so it doesn't affect space before the first or after the last.  
> In that case, you'd probably have to use something like extra-offset to 
> shift the entire system upwards or downwards, which is basically what 
> shifting the first staff would mean.
> If we're talking about the placeholder markup, simply use 
> ^\verticalSpacer so the markup appears above the staff in question.  
> This would work on a first staff of a system and force it to appear 
> further down on the paper.
> -- Aaron Hill
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Thank you Aaron. However I also meant asking about the top staff of a system
moving UP as well. So imagine you want to bump up a top staff of a system
without moving other staffs in system. How so accomplish?

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