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## Re: Custom page size in LaTeX causes lilypond-book to produce bad output

 From: Michael Haynie Subject: Re: Custom page size in LaTeX causes lilypond-book to produce bad output. Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 20:57:05 -0500

As requested, attached are 4 files: two source files representing a broken and working example (nearly identical, as a diff will show, and the resulting output. Both files were built using
```        lilypond-book -f latex --psfonts <filename>
followed by invocations of latex, dvips, etc.

Like this:

lilypond-book -f latex --psfonts working.ltx
latex \\nonstopmode\\input working.tex
```
dvips -T 8.5in,13.13in -Ppdf -h working.psfonts -o working.ps working.dvi
```ps2pdf working.ps working.pdf
rm working.tex working.ps working.dvi

```
Obviously, the examples could be accomplished more simply, but then I wouldn't be able to use LaTeX's excellent TOC, chapter, index, etc. functionality.
```
```

broken.ltx
Description: Binary data

working.ltx
Description: Binary data

broken.pdf

working.pdf

```

On Nov 14, 2005, at 4:43 AM, Mats Bengtsson wrote:

```
I cannot repeat the problem. Could you please send a small but complete example
```file that illustrates the problem to the mailing list?
Personally, I have always used the geometry package to get custom page
sizes in LaTeX.

```
Also, if the only purpose of using lilypond-book is to get the page size, I hope you realize that it can be done also within LilyPond. Some additional information has been added in the manual for version 2.7, that also should be
```relevant to you, see
```
http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.7/Documentation/user/out-www/lilypond/ Paper-size.html#Paper-size
```
/Mats

Michael Haynie wrote:

```
```Greetings:

```
In Lilypond 2.2, I used to LaTeX with the vmargin package to define a custom paper size for a 1/2 size songbook. With lilypond 2.6, simply including the vmargin package ( just \include[vmargin] -- it's part of a typical TeX installation) causes lilypond-book to produce a score with the first measure of the first system placed up beside the title block for the piece.
```
Has anyone found a way to change page dimensions in this way?

Does anyone know what might be tripping Lilypond up?

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