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## Re: move lyrics closer

 From: -Eluze Subject: Re: move lyrics closer Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 16:09:58 -0700 (PDT)

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http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.12/Documentation/user/lilypond-big-page.html#Vertical%20spacing%20inside%20a%20system
Normally staves are stacked vertically. To make staves maintain a distance,
their vertical
size is padded. This is done with the property minimum-Y-extent. When
applied to a Section
“VerticalAxisGroup” in Internals Reference, it controls the size of a
horizontal line, such as a
staff or a line of lyrics. minimum-Y-extent takes a pair of numbers, so if
you want to make it
smaller than its default #'(-4 . 4) then you could set
\override Staff.VerticalAxisGroup #'minimum-Y-extent = #'(-3 . 3)
This sets the vertical size of the current staff to 3 staff spaces on either
side of the center staff
line. The value (-3 . 3) is interpreted as an interval, where the center
line is the 0, so the first
number is generally negative. The numbers need not match; for example, the
staff can be made
larger at the bottom by setting it to (-6 . 4).

when i read this i was rather confused:

-  *it controls the size of a horizontal line* - i thought the topic was
*vertical lines*!
-  *minimum-Y-extent takes a pair of numbers* - of course, but what does the
1st number stand for and whatfor is the 2nd?
- *The value (-3 . 3) is interpreted as an interval, where the center line
is the 0, so the first
number is generally negative.* - yes, but why!? or is that a general rule?!
- *the staff can be made larger at the bottom by setting it to (-6 . 4)* -
because usually it is negative: if i choose a smaller number (-6) it gets
larger!

sorry if this sounds dismal, but after reading this i really did not know
how to use the numbers!

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