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## Re: Pagebreak in lilypond-book

 From: Graham Percival Subject: Re: Pagebreak in lilypond-book Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 07:31:58 -0700

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On 9-May-05, at 6:12 AM, Mats Bengtsson wrote:
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```Graham Percival wrote:
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An alternative would be to use \book for each piece individually, keeping the headers in LaTeX. Currently \book forces a newpage, so I'd need to turn that
```off somehow.
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??? When I try it here, I get a separate output PDF file for each
\book{...}. Bug or feature?
How can I use it to get all the resulting scores in the same file as
you describe it?
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Actually, I haven't tried more than one \book{} in a .lytex file; I couldn't
```get the first one to work.

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You should have better results if you use \book; inside a lilypond-book document, \book will output each page as a single .eps , so \pageBreak will probably work.
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I have only partial success here. When trying the example attached at
the end of this email, I only get the first score line of the first
page, the second one is lost. On the second page, I get the desired
two score lines. Please debug and fix before version 2.6!
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The second line of the first page _is_ in the .eps file. My guess is that
```the "high above" text pushes it too low, and the second line gets cut
off by the bottom margin.

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You didn't mention this, so I'm not certain if you see the same behavior: On fink 2.5.23 (and your test file) my first page consists of only "Hello!";
```there's a pagebreak, then the "high above" and one line of music on page
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2. It would great if this was tweakable; if breakbefore (or firstbreakbefore)
```is false, don't insert a pagebreak before the \book.

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```What if I use an embedded LaTeX \newpage?
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lilypond-book produces a .tex file that includes a "whole piece" .tex file. That
```"whole piece" .tex file includes many .eps files.  If there's a
\markup{ \\newpage }
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halfway through the .ly file, wouldn't it end up halfway through the .eps files ?
```or would it end up at the beginning or end of the .eps files?
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```With the default treatment in lilypond-book, where each score line
is typeset in its own .eps file, it would be extremely tricky to
implement a \lpbookPageBreak, since then lilypond would have to
report information back to lilypond-book on where it should insert
the page break.
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OK, I understand that now. I was previously thinking that the .eps wasn't
```completely compiled; in other words,

{
c4 c c c \break
d^\markup{ \postscript #"foo" } d d d \break
e e e e
}

would result in a .tex that looked something like this:
\include{picture1.eps}
\include{picture2.eps}
foo
\include{picture3.eps}
(and "foo" could be the TeX or postscript newpage command)

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In other words, I guess I forgot that .eps stood for encapsulated _postscript_. :)
```Oh well.

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```However, if you use the completely undocumented feature that you only
get one .eps file per page if you enclose your \score in a \book,
then you could use normal \pageBreak, as soon as the bugs have been
fixed.
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If I can retain my LaTeX text at the beginning (and ending) of the pages, great.
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In other words,

Page1:
LaTeX foo
+----+
|book |
+-----+

Page 2:
+-----+
|     |
|     |
|     |
+-----+

Page 3:
+-----+
|     |
+-----+
LaTeX foo

Cheers,
- Graham

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