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## Re: An easy way to convert from absolute to \relative?

 From: David Kastrup Subject: Re: An easy way to convert from absolute to \relative? Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 13:00:19 +0100 User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

> Hi all,
>
> I have a number of pieces I entered quite a while ago (2.5.x, etc) in
> absolute pitch -- being the easiest for me at the time.
>
> But now I'd like to update them (2.15.x), and while convert-ly does a
> good job of changing up the basic syntax, I'd like to know if there's
> an easy way of getting rid of all the ' and , so the piece can be done
> in \relative mode.  I did "search and replace" on one long piece,
> which resulted in well over an hour's work fixing octaves.  Can this
> be automated?

This appears on the feature list of the LilyPond editor Frescobaldi
<URL:http://frescobaldi.org>.

A solution within LilyPond itself would not really help as it would not
preserve the spacing of your input source.

--
David Kastrup