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## Re: Re[2]: Use of \vspace and \hspace

 From: Valentin Villenave Subject: Re: Re[2]: Use of \vspace and \hspace Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2019 18:12:07 +0000

On 1/20/19, Trevor <address@hidden> wrote:
> "Text markup introduction" in Section 1.8.2 looks like the obvious
> place.

Well, not exactly. As the introduction to "Formatting text", it
describes what markup mode is, but not _where_ or _why_ markup blocks
exist. (Hence the OP’s question.)
That separate question should ideally be dealt with in 1.8.1 (at
least, that was the idea; you may remember that I was the one who
rewrote this whole chapter in 2008, when the User Manual became the
Notation Reference thanks to Graham :-)

This snippet could, for example, appear at the top of 1.8.1, right
before we delve into the specifics of "Text scripts", "Text marks" and
so on. However, just before that (one level higher), I added the
following sentence at the time:
"""
Some text elements that are not dealt with here are discussed in other
specific sections: Vocal music, Titles and headers.
"""
So you see my predicament: I’d have to move this sentence (or remove
it entirely), and possibly add a new ununmberedsubsection at the top
of 1.8.1. Would it make sense to you?

> ps Nice to see you active on LilyPond again!

It does feel great to be exchanging you (and everybody) again! That
being said, I never entirely left: I’ve still been using LilyPond
everyday, but I was busy working on other projects, with the group of
composers I’m in charge of, see for example
http://oumupo.org/~vvillenave/2017/paper/article.pdf

V.