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## Re: What to use to edit output after the fact?

 From: Josiah Boothby Subject: Re: What to use to edit output after the fact? Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 11:04:37 -0700

```On 4/21/06, address@hidden <address@hidden> wrote:
> Previously:
> >For those who are having trouble getting Lilypond files to work with
> >Illustrator or other graphics programs, I would be curious to know if the
> >following works as I just tried it on my system and the file opens fine.
> >Using ghost script use the following command:
> >
> >gs -dSAFER -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=epswrite -sOutputFile=foo.eps foo.ps
>
> I downloaded and compiled ghostscript on my Mac (OS X 10.3.9), and that
> command works.  Also, someone mentioned "ps2ps" which is a script which does
> almost exactly the same thing as this command.  (The difference being
>
> Interesting that the converted files are typically a tenth of the size of the
> originals!  Also, the "Music engraving by Lilypond..." quote is removed from
> the converted file...
>
> Doug

When I tried it (Gentoo Linux, Lilypond 2.8.1 GUB, GNU Ghostscript
8.16), I noticed that certain text elements were missing, including
the time signature. One strange omission was the "to Coda", followed
by a coda sign: the words "to Coda" were missing, but the coda sign
itself was not. Same markup line and all. The header info (title,
composer) showed up, so it stands to reason that GS is finding the
Century Schoolbook font. This is a bit strange.

Regarding the bit about file size: the eps file doesn't seem to
include certain info, such as paper size; only the stuff about what
gets printed gets in. Perhaps someone who knows more about postscript