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pro:template_editor:margins [2018/05/12 22:37] (current)
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 +====== Page Margins ======
 +//This feature is available in [[http://​musink.net/​download/​default.aspx|Musink Pro]] only.//
  
 +Page Margins define how close music may come to the edge of the page. There are three types of margins:
 +  * //Left and Right Margins//
 +  * //Minimum Top and Bottom Margins// ​
 +  * //Above and Below Text Spacing//
 +
 +[{{ :​pro:​template_editor:​template-editor-preview-area.png?​direct&​480| The different margin types. The blue area is the space available for music.}}]
 +[{{ :​pro:​template_editor:​template-editor-page-editing-panel.png?​direct&​480| Alter Margins using the //Page Editing Panel//}}]
 +
 +Margins can be set individually for each page in a template, by using the page editing panel. When setting margins, ensure that you:
 +  * Leave enough space to fit music on the page both horizontally and vertically
 +  * Understand that not all printers can print right to the edge of the page, so having margins of size 0 is not always sensible
 +  * Appreciate that some publishing options may cause template fields to move inside of the page margins
 +
 +===== Left and Right Margins =====
 +These define the width of the page that is available for music. If the //stretch bars to fill rows// [[publishing:​publish_options|publish option]] is chosen, music will be '​stretched'​ to fill the space within these margins.
 +==== Guttering ====
 +As margins can be set individually for odd and even pages, you can set up guttering by:
 +  - Putting a larger margin on the **left** for **odd pages**, and the **first page** (if used)
 +  - Putting a larger margin on the **right** for **even pages**
 +===== Minimum Top and Bottom Margins =====
 +These define the highest and lowest music may go on a page. Note, however, that the music area will never overlap template fields. If template fields are placed below the top margin, or above the bottom margin, the music area will be smaller. Note that template fields that are left blank during publishing are ignored.
 +===== Above and Below Text Spacing =====
 +These define how close, vertically, music may come to a non-blank template field. Having larger text spacing leads to tidier scores, but also limits the room available to fit music on the page.
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