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## Re: newb questions

 From: Mats Bengtsson Subject: Re: newb questions Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 21:25:25 +0200

```> I have a couple of questions that I didn't see treated in the
> documentation:
>
> * I have entered about one page of piano music
> (http://home.wanadoo.nl/atte/intermezzo1.ly), but lily squeezes it
> together on two systems, how do I control the general "spacey-ness" of the
> music?

I've mostly seen complaints that the music takes too much space
in the mailing list recently. Honestly, do you think it looks
crowded? Also, if you add a one or two more bars, the music will
be distributed over three systems intstead of two, i.e. when you
have typeset the full piece, the spacing will look even better
then when you just have the first bars.
If you want everything typeset in larger size, just do
\input "paper23.ly". If you want to keep the current size
of the note heads and height of the staves, but get wider
horizontal spacing, there are some parameters that can be
adjusted but it's often difficult to get a result that looks
good. Look for SpacingSpanner in the "Index of Internals" of
the on-line manual to find documentation of these properties.
However, note that some of these parameters are not forward
compatible and since the next stable release 1.6.0 is
expected to arrive soon, it may not be worth the effort
to find out. Yet another possibility is to manually insert
\break commands where you want line breaks (note that they
only work at bar lines).

> * I read in the docu that bracket-pedaling is not supported. Is there a
> workaround?

Certainly, just install the latest development version 1.5.63
instead. There is usually a new development version every week