Fixing overlapping notation
Anthonys Lists <antlists <at> youngman.org.uk>
2015-04-24 16:09:46 GMT
You can tell I've looked at the relevant section of the manual ...
But I have two problems bugging me at the moment, and it's related to a
problem I have in general with lilypond - it tries to avoid collsions by
separating stuff vertically. How do I tell it to push them apart
*horizontally*. Two current bugbears ...
I have seven bars rest in a part. I want some markup starting at the
first barline, and different markup ending at the last barline. If a
part has notes, those markups will separate horizontally naturally - how
can I force that to happen when there's that rest?
And secondly, I want a coda sign at the end of an alternative. Of
course, it collides with the repeat spanner The problem with the
docu or lsr snippet I found (can't remember which) was (a) it supposedly
shortened all spanners - which I don't want - and (b) I couldn't get it
to work anyway. I do have a different \alternative example that
explicity codes each spanner without actually using "\alternative", but
I couldn't get that to work either.
If we're discussing usability, I think this is a major sticking point
for lilypond - colliding notation is VERY common, and lily really
doesn't handle it very well at all When engraving parts I'm often
scrabbling for space, and as soon as lily starts staircasing markup it
wastes a heck of a lot