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Re: Pedal marking positions

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: Pedal marking positions
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2001 22:37:49 +0200

> I've been trying to use sustain pedal markings with 1.4.6
> but have been running into vertical positioning problems.
> The markings are positioned relative to the notes they are
> attached to rather than to the staff.  This is perfect for
> horizontal positioning, but the markings should be all at
> the same vertical position relative to the staff.
> I tried using "\property Staff.SustainPedal \override
> #'padding = #20", which created an obvious difference, but
> each mark was still positioned relative to the note.
> I would like to find a way to get all the markings in one
> horizontal line without having to adjust the padding for
> each individual mark.
> Any suggestions?  Is this a bug?

One solution is to add
\property Staff.SustainPedal \override #'minimum-space = #4
this means that all pedal marks are typeset 4 staff spaces 
from the bottom staff line unless some note extends too far.


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