3.1.120 SpacingSpanner

An auxiliary grob to set all horizontal spacing constraints across a score. There is normally one such grob for the whole score, but there can be several if \newSpacingSection is used. See also GraceSpacing, NoteSpacing, and StaffSpacing.

SpacingSpanner objects are created by: Spacing_engraver.

Standard settings:

average-spacing-wishes (boolean):


If set, the spacing wishes are averaged over staves.

base-shortest-duration (moment):

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Spacing is based on the shortest notes in a piece. Normally, pieces are spaced as if notes at least as short as this are present.

common-shortest-duration (moment):


The most common shortest note length. This is used in spacing. Enlarging this sets the score tighter.

shortest-duration-space (number):


Start with this multiple of spacing-increment space for the shortest duration. See also spacing-spanner-interface.

spacing-increment (dimension, in staff space):


The unit of length for note-spacing. Typically, the width of a note head. See also spacing-spanner-interface.

springs-and-rods (boolean):


Dummy variable for triggering spacing routines.

This object supports the following interface(s): grob-interface, spacing-options-interface, spacing-spanner-interface and spanner-interface.

This object is of class Spanner (characterized by spanner-interface).

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