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## Couple of questions

 From: Jérémie Lumbroso Subject: Couple of questions Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 15:45:34 +0200

Hi all,

Since  a  few  weeks,  I've gone into serious typesetting
with  an average of a page an hour (two staffs, four voi-
ces),  because I'm "restauring" the works of a lost harp-
sichordist  for a friend, and with every piece, I've dis-
covered  more  and  more the incredible strength (I can't
seriously can't imagine doing this with my Finale, or Si-
belius),  but also a few flaws/things I don't know how to
do:

- I'd like to put the title and subtitle of the piece
where  the instrument name usually is (right of the
staff) like this :

piece    =F===========

=F====================

=F==================||

Using  the  Staff.Instrument (whatever), arises two
incovenients  :  it's pretty hard to blindly select
sizes using LaTex \\huge \\large \\LARGE to set the
font  sizes,  and it have to add TOOOONNS of spaces
to have the String place correctly. I'm certain the
latter  is  a  bug.  For one reason or another, the
text is on the Staff, this isn't corrected by chan-
ging  indent properties or anything, it really just
sticks to the staff (this is true for every attempt
I've done until now).

Making  this an option with ly2dvi would have seve-
ral  advantages,  notably, the one of saving a line
of  music : the name of the piece just takes up the
place  of  small  default indent. Of course this is
only useful for harpsichord pieces, or trio sonatas
because  in orchestral score, you'd rather want the
instrument names.

- There doesn't seem to be a double repeat bar :||: I
tried  putting consecutives \bar ":|" and then \bar
"|:", but this doesn't work, and I've looked in the
bar  section  as well. Have I just overlooked some-

- I perfectly know that  sluring grace notes with the
next  one is not available in current stable relea-
ses, but I'm wondering if somebody hasn't figured a
clever trick to manage this, as my score looks ugly
with  all these "orphan" grace notes all over them.
authenticity, by using the cheute ornament(the com-
ma).

- I'm not sure if I  already signaled this, but grace
from  a  new  line  appear in the custodes from the
previous  one, something that shouldn't happen. The
worst,  is  that  the  custodes  shows the grace(s)
note(s)  and  it's  following  note, thus making an
truely unreadable mess at times. Grace notes should
be *invisible* to custodes.

Of  course, I just mentionned everything that went wrong,
but  that's  because  I'm  not quite sure what purpose it
would  serve to talk about everything that's going right,
ssage if I were to list them all :-)

Again,  Lilypond  developpers, you've done a swell job on

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Kind Regards,