lilypond-user
[Top][All Lists]

## Re: struggling to get horizontal space on the page exactly proportional

 From: David Wright Subject: Re: struggling to get horizontal space on the page exactly proportional to time Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2021 13:36:29 -0500 User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

```On Thu 08 Jul 2021 at 10:50:00 (-0700), Sam Roberts wrote:
> Sorry for the delayed response. unsetting the ragged and adding the
> terminating thingy (sorry, don't know its name), looks better, thanks!
> But it still doesn't get me what I'd call "proportional".
>
> I'd like the horizontal space taken by these 3 bars to be
> ***exactly*** the same, since they each take exactly 3 ticks on the
> metronome to play:
>
> \time 3/4
> a4 a a |
> a2 a4  |
> a2.      |
>
> But the way they are rendered, the whitespace gets tweeked so the more
> notes that are drawn in the bar, the wider it gets, and all three end
> up being different lengths.
>
> I've searched the docs, and I'm trying to use
>
> \set proportionalNotationDuration = #(ly:make-moment 1/4)
>
> but I'm finding the documentation difficult to understand, and the
> variants I've tried don't seem to do anything to the layout.

I'm not really the person to comment on this, but there is