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Re: (2.13.x) Alignment of topmost and bottommost staff of page

From: Alexander Kobel
Subject: Re: (2.13.x) Alignment of topmost and bottommost staff of page
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 12:22:36 +0200
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On 2010-06-16 16:33, Kieren MacMillan wrote:
Hi Alexander,

Ugh, I just recognized that this actually is not arbitrary.  \vspace creates a 
vertical space of argument /amount/ _multiplied by 3_.
Which does not make sense to me - why * 3? - but okay, then I see why the value 
is about a third, +- foot-separation.

Would this be fixed by using \put-mm instead? Unlike \vspace, it doesn't put in 
["arbitrary"] vertical space.
Check the archives for more info.

Hi, Kieren,

thanks for the suggestion; I did not see the \put-mm definition before, and it has it's place now in my snippet list. For this very problem, though, it's just a change of scale; the \vspace amount is not "arbitrary" anymore now that I found out the *3 multiplier. To specify a mm scale amount for the negative padding of bottom-system-space requires a similar definition as \put-mm, so it does not really matter where to do this work.


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