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Re: Shift up OttavaBracket

From: Kieren MacMillan
Subject: Re: Shift up OttavaBracket
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 08:37:51 -0500

Hi Paolo,

> from what I read in the documentation
> ... there are two ways to place items like the OctaveBracket.
> 1) The first method is to use properties like "padding" (therefore: 
> staff-padding, outstide-staff-padding etc.). The advantages of making changes 
> to this type of property are  (according to the doc) that "other objects will 
> be moved automatically if necessary to make room "
> 2) The second method is the "extra-offset" method. It, according to the doc, 
> should be used "when all else fails", and has this disadvantage: "correct 
> values for the repositioning have to be worked out, often by trial and error, 
> for every object individually"

What about Y-offset (e.g. <>)? Where does that go?

> I hope that with this description the problem I have identified is clearer.

Not to me. I don’t understand what Lilypond isn’t doing that you want it to do. 
Sorry if I’m just being dense.


Kieren MacMillan, composer (he/him/his)
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