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

 From: Sam Roberts Subject: Re: struggling to get horizontal space on the page exactly proportional to time Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2021 11:52:11 -0700

```> Aren't you missing the context name? Try
>
> \set Score.proportionalNotationDuration = #(ly:make-moment 1/4)

That definitely helps, thanks!

They still don't align exactly, though.... what I think is happening
is that the whitespace is identical now, but the bars end up being
different lengths because the glyph drawn for the note has different
widths, and its not considered in the layout.

In other words, the quarter note below the scale, with the horizontal
lines drawn through it (again, I apologize for not knowing the musical
names), has a different width than a dotted-half note, which is a "."
wider than an undotted note. The differences accumulate towards the
end of the line. See attached.

Sheet music I've seen doesn't seem to care even a little bit how wide
the bars are, or whether different lines align vertically or not, its
maybe just not something lilypond does, because its not how sheet
music is typeset? Musicians just can hear in their head how the
pattern repeats, even though its quite hard (for me) to see it on the
page?
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