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What is the best way to approach these problems

From: Kim Shrier
Subject: What is the best way to approach these problems
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 15:04:07 -0600
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I am typsetting a 6 part piece of renaisance music and I have a few
adjustments I would like to make.  I have done a quick look at the
examples and looked through the manual but the solutions were not
readily apparent to me.

The first adjustment is that I would like the measure numbers that are
on the first measure of a line to be over the key signature and not over
the bar line and bracket that starts the line.  I am displaying bar
numbers every 5 measures and the ones that coincide with the beginning
of the line do not look right when they are over the starting bar and
bracket.  In other music I have seen, these measure numbers are over the
key signature.  I assume that I can just adjust the position of these grobs
but if I make any changes to the music which alters the way the measures
are distributed, I would have to go through and remove my old adjustments
and put in new ones.  Also, if I just move the grob, does the collision
detection code in lilypond work with the new position of the grob or would I
have to detect collisions myself and make appropriate adjustments.  If there
is a better approach to this, I would like to find out about it.

The second thing I would like to do is to place an editorial time signature
above the staff.  Once again, I am trying to reproduce the type of editorial
notation I have seen in other typeset music.  The normal time signature for
this piece is 4/2.  However, every now and then, there is a measure with 2
extra beats.  I have the measure typesetting correctly by using

       \property Score. measureLength = #(ly:make-moment 6 2)

before the long measures and using

       \property Score. measureLength = #(ly:make-moment 4 2)

after to put it back.  I would like to have a 6/2 time signature appear
above the staff at the beginning of the measure.  I have looked at the
\mark command since it puts the rehearsal mark in the same location that I
would like to put the time signature.  I have also considered just putting
a "6" at this location as I have seen some other editions do, but I would
really prefer to set a 6/2 time signature here.  Once again, help or advice
would be appreciated.

I am using version 1.7.6 of lilypond.


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