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space-wasting measure bars

I am evaluating your program for lyrics-heavy use. It
compares very favorably to other budget-sized programs in
both ease of use and quality of output. Compared to
commercially published songs, though, it wastes a lot of
horizontal space. The single biggest offender is the
vertical bar, which is normally 1 pixel wide: that is, two
quarter notes separated by a vertical bar are no further
apart than two notes not so separated. This would seem to
be a very easy change, would often save 5-15% of the space.
Is there any reason not to allow skinny bars? or to have
that as the default?