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## Re: Sponsorship question; pdf files; captions

 From: Mats Bengtsson Subject: Re: Sponsorship question; pdf files; captions Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2006 21:21:01 +0100 User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050927 Debian/1.7.8-1sarge3

Linda Seltzer wrote:

PDF files
I haven't received replies on this, but one question I have is: what is
the difrerence between Adobe Acrobat and the reader that comes with a
Windows PC?  Does Acrobat provide the capability to convert a file from
.pdf format to a format that is readable as a picture in Microsoft word? I also need to be able to specify the length of the picture.

I'm not sure what you mean. Microsoft does not supply any
Of course, Adobe have an expensive version of Acrobat
as well, that can play some more tricks.
If I remember correctly, you can mark and copy a picture,
from a PDF file into MS Word also using the free reader.

CAPTIONS
In most textbooks in the US, the caption is *below* the musical example,
so the advice that I place the acption above the example is not useful.
Also, installing another editor is too much of a hassle.  Life is short
and I need user-friendly solutions that are quick and easy.
If you just want to add one or a few lines of text below each
musical example, you can easily do it in a plain .ly file, as has
on captions. Just do something like
\score{
...
}
\markup{Here comes some text after the first piece }

\score{
...
}
\markup{Some more text }

However, if you want to typeset a text document that contains
a number of musical examples, then I would propose to use
lilypond-book together with LaTeX.

/Mats