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Re: overhead projection of lilypond scores

From: Jonathan Kulp
Subject: Re: overhead projection of lilypond scores
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 12:15:13 -0500
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Not sure if you'll like this suggestion or not, but I created a yellow-on-blue score image by creating a cropped png with transparent background (all the score stuff turned yellow of course), then used the Open-Office Presentation program to put the image on a slide and then change the background to blue. From there you could either just show the presentation on the screen or export as any number of image formats. Here's my test, posted online b/c the attachment was too big for the list (not a hymn but you'll get the idea):



Gerry Prosser wrote:
** Reply to note from "Trevor Daniels" <address@hidden> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 
18:22:00 +0100

Thanks to those who offered advice last week! I almost got to the point of
incorporating lily into Sunday's PPT, but it was not quite good enough
this time.
Trevor's snippets were very useful: colouring any sort of text anywhere on
the page is a doddle, but colouring the background is (as he says) messy.

Provided I stay within the vertical confines of the five stave lines I can
add colour without anything else moving. But as soon as I extend the
colour to include notes, clef and text above and below the stave, lily
expands the inter-system 'white' space, giving a pyjama-stripe effect and
pushing the music onto extra pages.

The attached .ly file shows where I got to. Clearly, for a single screen
refrain, I can (and did) cut and paste the three stripes into a single jpg
using gimp. But for a full-length worship song that would be rather
If anyone can offer further advice for controlling the inter-system space
generation (or any other suggestions), I would be most grateful!

Gerry Prosser
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