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Re: Feature request: paper variable for odd-only or even-only pagination

From: Peter Toye
Subject: Re: Feature request: paper variable for odd-only or even-only pagination
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 09:17:16 +0100

Hello Urs and others,

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 7:05:56 AM, Urs Liska wrote:

> Hi Aaron,

> I fully agree with Simon's description but want
> to add one more question 
> to it:

> Am 12.09.2018 um 02:06 schrieb Simon Albrecht:
>> On 11.09.2018 16:32, Aaron Hill wrote:
>>> On 2018-09-11 3:03 am, Simon Albrecht wrote:
>>>> this is a suggestion by Urs from a user list thread on 2018-08-30: for
>>>> putting together scores of four-hand music with the typical primo
>>>> right page, secondo left page layout it would be useful to select
>>>> through a paper variable whether the music of a \book be typeset on
>>>> only odd or only even pages, with according page numbers and margins
>>>> (in case of twosided = ##t).

>>> Just to clarify, is this request strictly about page numbering and 
>>> margins (something I believe LilyPond already supports albeit via 
>>> manual* configuration), 

> One side is overlooking something here. Those of us who sponsor the
> feature request are thinking that there
> currently is _no_ viable 
> solution to produce the intended outcome of two scores that can be
> zipped to a primo/secondo volume.

> As a workaround the issue that LilyPond doesn't provide proper support
> for this kind of score the idea is to

>   * define (page) breaks in an external file
>   * create one score for the "prima" part with
> *even* page numbers only
>     and the margins set for *left* pages
>   * create another score for the "seconda" part with *odd* page numbers
>   * apply the same break set to both files to
> have synchronized (page)
>     breaks.
>   * externally zip the PDFs together

> Do you know of a way to create a score with a
> page numbering of 2, 4, 6 
> etc. ?
> If there's a *reasonable* solution to that we
> could figure out a way of 
> achieving the whole workflow without changing
> LilyPond, either as some 
> external scripted solution or from within a Scheme library.
This link http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/lilypond-user/2016-05/msg00149.html 
seems to do what you want for page numbering, although it puts the page numbers 
in the centre of the page rather than the left & right corners and doesn't 
adjust margins. Thanks to "Hwaen Ch'uqi" <address@hidden> for this.

> Urs
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