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RE: Using Lilypond with OpenOffice?

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: RE: Using Lilypond with OpenOffice?
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 00:00:23 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> >EPS should be fine.  Why do you feel that's overkill?
> I've used EPS in the past, but always found it to be slow and buggy.
> Perhaps this is no longer true?
> I also am hoping for a simple workflow more along the lines of copy
> and paste than "render and import".  I also would like to have a
> single source document if at all possible.  In OO, as in Word,
> the images can all live in the text document, and can be edited
> from there.  You don't need a software build process to render
> your text.  ;-)

Since OO uses XML, you could write a tool (similar to lilypond-book)
that does the "render and import" in an automated way.  I'm not sure
if that is less work than cutting and pasting by hand (not familiar
with XML grokking).

The SVG backend isn't up to end-user standards, so the only other
option is EPS. Depending on the details (eg. does the EPS file include
fonts?), EPSs will be larger. Also, PS is a freeform so rendering is
going to be slower (if OO supports EPS rendering at all). However,
Lily uses DVIPS to generate EPS, which should be pretty well-formed.

Oh, wait, you could import the music as bitmaps, but that's probably
not what you meant, right?

> 3. It is very likely that contributions to the project I'm
> working on will come from people to whom OpenOffice or Word
> will be a challenge; TeX is out of the question.  Text-input
> Lilypond will also be out of the question for these people;
> the GUI will be required.

"The GUI" for lilypond? Which program is this?


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