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 the following engraver(s): 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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