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## Re: centering rests

 From: Mats Bengtsson Subject: Re: centering rests Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:00:12 +0100 User-agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.5 (X11/20070716)

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Bertalan Fodor wrote:
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```I think that's a bug as R2 is not centered.
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```??? An R2 is certainly centered within the measure if you have 2/4 time:

<<
\new Staff \relative c'{ \time 2/4 c8 d e f }
\new Staff {R2 }
>>

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However, as was pointed out by Kieren, a half note rest in the beginning of a 4/4 measure should be left aligned with the first note of the measure, not centered in the first half of the measure, according to common typesetting practice.
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/Mats

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---- Original message ---- From: Erik Appeldoorn <address@hidden>
```Sent: 29 Oct 2009 18:39 +01:00
Subject: RE: centering rests

You are quite right, and I have never even bothered to check. Although I
have a quite substantial library and am over 25 years active with music.

Erik

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```-----Original Message-----
Sent: donderdag 29 oktober 2009 18:29
To: Erik Appeldoorn
Subject: Re: centering rests

Hi Erik,
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```when I want to use r2 at the start (or R2) of the bar it looks
awfull. So how do I align these rests centered?

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```If you mean that you want the (e.g.) half-note rest to be mid-way
through the first half of the measure, rather than left-aligned at
the first beat, then... you don't/shouldn't.

In standard music engraving practice, the full-measure rest is the
*only* one that is centered in its [horizontal] duration-space - all
other rests are placed at the position where they first happen in the
flow of time, just like their sounding-note equivalent(s).

Hope this helps!
Kieren.=
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