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Re: doc enhancement for \headers

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: doc enhancement for \headers
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 17:15:56 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Thu, Jul 05, 2012 at 08:05:16AM -0700, -Eluze wrote:
> is it asking too much to add a full list or table of all the \header
> variables supported by default!?

Isn't that done in "Default layout of book and score title blocks"
?  A working example is much more informative than a list or

> this would save users a lot of time
> searching for an example/snippet where all of them are shown (actually this
> is the 3rd example in 
> http://www.lilypond.org/doc/v2.15/Documentation/notation/creating-titles-headers-and-footers#title-blocks-explained
> 3.2.1 Creating titles headers and footers . it is not mentioned that all
> variables are listed. 

ok, that's fair.  So a sentence should be added to the top of that
subsection, saying "This example demonstrates all \header
variables" ?  That sounds like a good idea.

> and here is how this could look like:
> +++ (right after Title blocks explained or after the Note)
> there are 13 variables that can be defined in the \header block and which
> will be used by the default header and footnote engraver:

The problem with such a list is that it's easy to forget to update
it, and wordy explanations about where items are positioned are
hard to read and write.  The example shows immediately how they're
laid out, what fonts they use, etc.

> instrument*
> piece**
> opus**
> *  the instrument will be repeated on every page.
> ** these are printed in a \score when the paper variable print-all-headers
> is set to ##f (default)

Good points!  It would be nice if that example were extended to
use multiple peices (to show off piece and opus), and had multiple
pages (to show instrument).

- Graham

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