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Re: after-last-staff-spacing when "last staff" is a non-staff

From: Joe Neeman
Subject: Re: after-last-staff-spacing when "last staff" is a non-staff
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 18:53:03 +0300

On Sat, 2010-06-19 at 07:17 -0600, Carl Sorensen wrote:
> On 6/19/10 6:27 AM, "Kieren MacMillan" <address@hidden>
> wrote:
> > Hi Joe,
> > 
> >> if you set padding then it will affect the amount of whitespace
> >> between the last staff of the ChoirStaff and the first staff
> >> of the PianoStaff (and not the amount of whitespace
> >> between the Lyrics and the PianoStaff).
> > 
> > That's what it appears to do... which is (IMO) non-intuitive and 
> > unfortunate.
> > In particular, the presence [or not] of Lyrics -- i.e., depending on whether
> > the last system has multi-measure rests, or notes and lyrics -- means that 
> > in
> > some systems the spacing to the PianoStaff is based on ChoirStaff
> > #'after-last-staff-spacing, whereas in some systems (with notes and lyrics)
> > the spacing is based on Lyrics #'non-affinity-spacing.
> Umm, I don't think that's what Joe said.  I think Joe said that the spacing
> between ChoirStaff and the PianoStaff is determined by
> 'after-last-staff-spacing, and the Lyrics fit in the gap.  I know that's how
> it worked in  my lyrics spacing test runs.

That's right. The only effect of the Lyrics is that it demands a certain
amount of minimum space between the ChoirStaff and the PianoStaff. But I
think this discussion would be clearer if you could provide an example
to show what you want to achieve.


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