This is sort of a two-part observation. I know we have hundreds of settings for ties — I love them so much, Daniel! — but I can’t find a way to control the length of ties at the start of a system. I need those ties to be slightly larger.
I expected to do this in Spacing Gaps, by slightly increasing the “Leading Space” of a line (the spacing between the initial clef, key signature, or meter—whichever comes last—and the note, rest, or repeat barline that follows—whichever comes first). But there doesn’t seem to be a Spacing Gap for that, nor a ties preference for minimum length at the start of a system.
Here are the places I have looked so far:
I tried increasing the Spacing Gap after the initial clef, but that doesn’t seem to affect the first note of the line. (It pushes out a time signature or a key signature after the clef, but not the first note.)
Raising the “Ideal gap after barline” will give me the space/look I need, but at the expense of space after every barline in the score—not good.
I also tried the other spacing gap values, just in case, to no avail.
In Engraving Options:Ties, we have minimum length settings for ties between notes, between grace notes/normal notes, and for L.V. ties, but not for this case. (Those settings don’t change anything here.) We have a preference the gap between a tie and the end of a system, but I don’t see anything controlling the minimum length of a tie at the start of a system.
Am I missing something? Thanks.
(Attached is an incredibly simple test case.)
MinimumTieCase.dorico.zip (402 KB)