invisible notes affect staff spacing

• Nov 26, 2021 - 20:17

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i'm using the trick i've seen recommended elsewhere on this forum to get an arpeggio spanning two staves to be treated as a single chord: add the full chord in another voice, put an arpeggio mark on it, hide it, turn off "Play" for the notes in the first voice. the spacing is weird - if i turn off View Invisibles, the measure looks exactly the same just without the light gray notes.

for comparison, here's another measure where i use the same method, but it doesn't seem to affect the spacing at all, as i would expect:

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Additional trick, use the "fix to line" property on those invisible high notes.

Upside, you don't need to duplicate the notes in the bottom staff if you fix them to the current top visible note line.

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