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Re: Lilypond-book: Auto-detect linewidth and exampleindent in texinfo mo

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: Lilypond-book: Auto-detect linewidth and exampleindent in texinfo mode (issue 4938044)
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:06:03 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 11:38:10AM +0000, address@hidden wrote:
> On 2011/08/22 23:55:52, Graham Percival wrote:
> >On 2011/08/22 12:30:15, Reinhold wrote:
> >> Now, it's clear that lilypond produces .pdf files that are about
> 0.5-1 mm too
> >> wide. So we now have the proper way to fix #1816
> >What does "0.5-1mm" mean?  Is it 0.5 for top/bottom, 1.0 for
> left/right?  Or
> >does it depend on some random factor?  (i.e. whether there's bar
> numbers or not)
> >?
> I'm only talking about horizontal extents of the generated pdfs.

Oops, sorry.  Yes, that was obvious.  Brain fart on my part.

> What I'm observing is that the pdf is always a bit larger (more than
> 0.5mm, but usually less than 1mm) than the line-width plus the 3mm left
> padding. I have not yet investigated in how far bar lines on the right
> end increase it. I suspect that it has an influence.


> It should work independent of the paper size, since we only extract the
> line-width from texinfo or latex and then simply handle that to lilypond
> as a numeric value. LilyPond simply creates a score with this line-width
> and then crops the image, leaving a small amount of extra space on the
> right, which I think is the cause of this problem.

ok, sounds good.

- Graham

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