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Re: bookparts with paper blocks

From: Francisco Vila
Subject: Re: bookparts with paper blocks
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 11:39:46 +0200

2013/5/1 Federico Bruni <address@hidden>:
> 2013/4/30 Francisco Vila <address@hidden>
>> Hello.
>> In "File structure" we are saying that bookparts can help on having
>> different paper settings for each part, but in fact this conflicts
>> with the statement we state (in the same page) that paper settings act
>> on the whole book.
>> This is confusing, do you agree?
> http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.17/Documentation/notation/file-structure
> I don't think it's really confusing, but it may be better explained with
> examples.
> I think that we may add a paper block and an explanation in the last snippet
> of this page:
> http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.17/Documentation/notation/multiple-scores-in-a-book
> BTW, Trevor recently pushed this:
> https://code.google.com/p/lilypond/issues/detail?id=2902
> see NR 4.1.1:
> http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.17/Documentation/notation/the-_005cpaper-block

What I read all around is that settings are merged. The interesting
bit is a hierarchical prevalence. But a simple experiment which I'm
sure many users have tried, is to set a variable in a paper block in a
bookpart, and see how this variable affects the whole book. Any
example from us should show that you can not expect this setting
affects only to that bookpart unless you have a setting in a higher
hierarchy that acts as a default for the rest of the book.

>> I've also seen many unanswered questions in the list archives about
>> using bookparts to join scores. IMO it is confusing that we don't
>> offer a template or something warning that you can not simply include
>> a working score in a bookpart, and instead you have to handle a
>> bookpart as if it were a score block.
> I can't understand your last sentence.

Handle a bookpart as if it were a score block, in the sense of you can
not put assignments on it. What one expects is to have a working file
with both variable assignments and a \score{}, and simply put it
inside of a bookpart{}, which can not be done just as you can not put
assignments into the \score{}. I think it is common that users want to
join scores in a book and first thing they try involves leaving their
original files untouched. This is not possible: you have to split
every file in two, and include them in different places of the master
file, namely assignments outside of the bookpart and scores inside of.

Francisco Vila. Badajoz (Spain)
www.paconet.org , www.csmbadajoz.com

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