# Adjusting spacing in lilypond

Because I always forget how to do it, this is my default (for explanations see the Lilypond manual):

```\paper {
top-markup-spacing #'basic-distance = #5 % title to page top
markup-system-spacing #'basic-distance = #15 % first system to title
system-system-spacing #'basic-distance = #20 % between systems
}
```
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## About swk

I am a software developr, data scientist, computational linguist, teacher of computer science and above all a huge fan of LaTeX. I use LaTeX for everything, including things you never wanted to do with LaTeX. My latest love is lilypond, aka LaTeX for music. I'll post at irregular intervals about cool stuff, stupid hacks and annoying settings I want to remember for the future.