# Re: [Spam] Re: Spanner right-hand text may disappear when padded

```On 10/12/2016 03:53 PM, David Nalesnik wrote:
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```On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 8:48 AM, David Nalesnik
<david.nales...@gmail.com> wrote:
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`Harm,`
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On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 8:13 AM, Thomas Morley <thomasmorle...@gmail.com> wrote:

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http://lilypond.1069038.n5.nabble.com/Alternate-scheme-text-spanner-ignores-spacers-td195195.html
you researched the cause for problems while attaching TextSpanner to
spacers using custom-scheme-engravers.

May it be possible the problem is present in the original .cc-coded as well?

At least I don't see any problem with attached TextSpanners as soon as
I change a spacer to a real note-event in Rutger's code:

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It appears to be related to the X-position of the right-bound text:
if it's too far to the left, it won't be printed.

Change the right-padding override in your example to 10, and the text
will also disappear.

By the way, I read in Rutger's original snippet:

% Need padding to keep at the same vertical position:

This appears to be a misunderstanding of what
bound-details.right.padding is.  It controls the X-position of the
spanner endpoint.  It's not a measure of the distance from the staff,
for which you'd need TextSpanner.padding, or

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```That being said, the following adjusted definition of spanners should do it:

spanners = {
s2*7 |
s4
\override TextSpanner.bound-details.left.text = "(poco accel."
\override TextSpanner.bound-details.right.text = "poco rit.)"
% moves endpoint LEFT
% Need padding to keep at the same vertical position:
<>\startTextSpan s4 |
s2 |
s4. <>\stopTextSpan s8 |
s4 <>^\markup{a tempo} s4 |
}

%%

David

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For me (2.19.39) this doesn't force the TextSpanner to vertically align with the markup, not even if I also set TextScript.padding = #2. The problem is shown even more clearly if the markup is moved to the start of bar 10 (not halfway). The right padding is the only way I found to create enough space to the right of the right-hand text so it doesn't move under the markup.
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Needless to say, this is from a long and complicated score, and I am looking for a solution that works for all my 40+ spanners, which are all used in 14 parts....
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Rutger

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