4.1.3 Fixed vertical spacing \paper variables

Note: Some paper dimensions are automatically scaled to the paper size, which may lead to unexpected behavior. See Automatic scaling to paper size.

Default values (before scaling) are defined in file ‘ly/paper-defaults-init.ly’.

paper-height

The height of the page, unset by default. Note that the automatic scaling of some vertical dimensions is not affected by this.

top-margin

The margin between the top of the page and the top of the printable area. If the paper size is modified, this dimension’s default value is scaled accordingly.

bottom-margin

The margin between the bottom of the printable area and the bottom of the page. If the paper size is modified, this dimension’s default value is scaled accordingly.

ragged-bottom

If this is set to true, systems will be set at their natural spacing, neither compressed nor stretched vertically to fit the page.

ragged-last-bottom

If this is set to false, then the last page, and the last page in each section created with a \bookpart block, will be vertically justified in the same way as the earlier pages.

See also

Notation Reference: Automatic scaling to paper size.

Installed Files: ‘ly/paper-defaults-init.ly’.

Snippets: Spacing.

Known issues and warnings

The titles (from the \header block) are treated as a system, so ragged-bottom and ragged-last-bottom will add space between the titles and the first system of the score.

Explicitly defined paper-sizes will override any user-defined top or bottom margin settings.


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