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Re: Presentation: "Publisher-grade LilyPond" in Ottawa

From: Reinhold Kainhofer
Subject: Re: Presentation: "Publisher-grade LilyPond" in Ottawa
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 17:27:04 +0200
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Am Samstag, 12. Juni 2010, um 16:39:45 schrieb Graham Percival:
> Oh, and I hope that this "paper to appear" includes an excellent
> reason why you didn't use lilypond-book and LaTeX, which unlike
> lilypond itself is *designed* to mix music and text.

Ahm, I completely understand a decision NOT to use lilypond-book for this kind 
of stuff. Actually, I chose to use pure latex over lilypond-book, simply 
because lilypond-book is a PITA to use with latex:

-) It takes two steps to generate the PDF
-) It takes ages to do the pre-processing
-) Latex will be run on a intermediate file, so all latex problems will not 
display the correct line number from your input file
-) You can't use any latex IDE (like kile), because of the above points
-) it still does not solve the problem of line breaking INSIDE music examples
-) The image file names cannot be easily deduced. In particular, if you want 
to use an image somewhere else, you first need to find the correct file.
-) etc...

I chose to use latex and include the lilypond-generated music snippets 
manually (they are generated by a proper make file, so I have no hassle; see 
the OrchestralLily-generated make files).


Reinhold Kainhofer, address@hidden,
 * Financial & Actuarial Math., Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
 *, DVR: 0005886
 * LilyPond, Music typesetting,

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