[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Can't get started-no matter how hard I try

From: Tim McNamara
Subject: Re: Can't get started-no matter how hard I try
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 08:57:11 -0500

On Oct 6, 2009, at 1:17 AM, David Bobroff wrote:

Ami Magori Cohen wrote:
Thank you very much for this software,and for your help.
After having read about this wonderful software,I have downloaded it and tried to get started,but i'm stuck!When I open the software,I see a blank page with the title 'Lily Pad'-typing the basic commands didn't produced any notation [though the test went fine .for houers I read the tutorials etc..but I can't find where did I go wrong.I dont see any of the screensots that i'm supposed to see[as in the 'Crash Course']. When things will be clear to me ,I think I will be one of the enthusistic members of Lily Pond[think that this will be the first step of moving to Linux]. Up til now i'm a windows user,I use a registerd Finale's Print Music.The fact that I can work only on one licenced computer [especially when it's not working right],besides of Finale's lacks- drives me mad! Details;I use a R61 Lenovo,Windows xp pro,IE8[browser],I downloaded Lily Pond 2.10.33-1 for Windows.Thanks,thanks and thanks!!!

I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "open the software." I'm going to conclude that you missed a detail about how LilyPond works. It does *not* have an interactive interface like Finale/ Sibelius. To use LilyPond you must create/edit a text file which contains the definitions of your music. Then LilyPond processes that file and produces a PDF of your music. You view that PDF and then make additional entries to your input (text) file.

Presumably she means "launching LilyPond" when she says "opening the software."

LilyPond 2.12.x for Mac has a simple text editor that opens when the application is launched, which can be used for creating a .ly file. Indeed, wen one double-clicks the application to launch it, the text editor opens with a sample file. I don't know if this is the case for the Windows version of the software.

Have you read the tutorial or crash course? Those are good places to start.

Ami noted that she has read the tutorials. Is there a Windows- specific tutorial which she should read? Here is the "crash course" which David mentions:

And the Learning Manual:

Note that these manuals are for a more recent version- 2.12.2-1. Ami, I would recommend that your download and install a more recent version of LilyPond. 2.10 is obsolete. Try: lilypond-2.12.2-1.mingw.exe

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]