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## Re: how to force the placement of the ottava bracket to be below the not

 From: Kenneth Wolcott Subject: Re: how to force the placement of the ottava bracket to be below the notes? Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2021 16:00:52 -0700

```Hi Jean;

Thanks for the tip.

I'm using Lilypond 2.22.1.

I now have the attava bracket beneath the notes using " \override
Staff.OttavaBracket.direction = #DOWN"

BTW, I'm looking at the NR for 2.22.1 and I see "ottava #X" where,
apparently the "#" is no longer needed.

Is it possible that this is the old notation prior to 2.22.1 (like
2.18?) that did not get updated or is the "#" just optional now?

Thanks,
Ken

On Mon, Nov 1, 2021 at 3:46 PM Jean Abou Samra <jean@abou-samra.fr> wrote:
>
> Le 01/11/2021 à 23:20, Kenneth Wolcott a écrit :
> >    How to force the placement of the ottava bracket to be below the
> > notes? (or above?)
>
> Below: just \override the direction. Above: prior
> to version 2.23.3, you had to use the lesser known
> \overrideProperty (see
> https://gitlab.com/lilypond/lilypond/-/merge_requests/762).
>
> \version "2.22.1"
>
> {
>    \override Staff.OttavaBracket.direction = #DOWN
>    \ottava 1
>    c'1
> }
>
> {
>    %% Does not work in 2.22, works from 2.23.3
>    %% \override Staff.OttavaBracket.direction = #UP
>    %% Works in all cases
>    \overrideProperty Staff.OttavaBracket.direction #UP
>    \ottava -1
>    c'1
> }
>
> Best,
> Jean

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