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Re: Fw: PDF Viewing / Updating a score

From: Trent Johnston
Subject: Re: Fw: PDF Viewing / Updating a score
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 20:58:59 +1000

Thanks Henry..

Obvisously that gsview has some problems...

Has anyone else gotten gsview to work with the lilypond .ps output?

Or does any one else use another postscript viewer in windows??


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Henrik Frisk" <address@hidden>
To: "Trent Johnston" <address@hidden>
Cc: <address@hidden>
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:31 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: PDF Viewing / Updating a score

> Trent Johnston <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > Firstly the required out the way:
> >
> > Platform: Windows XP
> > Lilypond Version: 2.7.8
> >
> > ____
> >
> > I have been using the new version(s) of Lilypond for a while and I find
the us of PDF file a little annoying especially when fine tuning a score.
You have to remember to close out of the current document before you run
lilypond as the current scheme is to delete the old pdf and make the new
one. So if you fail to close the score your viewing in the PDF viewer before
you compile you receive an error message which means going through the
sequence again remembering this time to close the document in the pdf
> >
> > While this is only a minor quible it becomes more noticeable when
editing a large score i.e. across many pages. To make a simple adjustment
say the padding of slur or dynamic this becomes frustrating as you need to
close down the pdf file, make the adjustment and then manually load newly
generated pdf back into the pdf viewer and then try and find the page and
staff to where you made the adjustment. This can be very annoying and slow
down the work rate especially when you are making guesses to padding /
layout / making lyric corrections etc.
> >
> > I know in the older versions of lilypond a dvi viewer could be used as a
fast an easy way to make changes. Since the newer versions only produce a
ps file and .pdf file this it out of the question. I tried using 'gsview'
with the .ps file but gsview complains that there too many errors and won't
display the music. I use gsview all the time especially when entering music
with PMX/Musixtex and can have the .ps loaded all the time and when I update
the score it refreshes the screen with the changes made while retaining the
same view of the same page I was working on. This makes fine tuning scores
much simplier and time efficient.
> >
> You can still generate dvi output by using the tex backend. I believe
> the command is lilypond --backend=tex --dvi but check the manual.
> > Is there a way to use the .ps file with gsview I know I won't be able to
use point and click but since I usually number all the bars in a score I
don't see this as problem and if things get a little tricky I can always go
back to the pdf score to find the offending line. I don't use point and
click as it is but simply use the pointer to give me the line number to go
back to file to find.
> >
> I don't use Windows so I can't tell why you're having problems with the
> ps output, but I use gv 3.6.1 which works fine with both the ps and pdf
> output of LilyPond.

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