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Re: Fit-to-single-page for lead sheets

From: Robert Schmaus
Subject: Re: Fit-to-single-page for lead sheets
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:00:38 +0200

Hi Michael,

I use LP mainly for the same as you, so I know the problem. Right now, I'm not at my computer, so I can't give you proper code, nor can I test if this would really solve the problem, but I've recently found the settings of systems-per-page that can be set in the \paper block. 

You can find it in the notation reference (of version 2.18) section 4.1.6. 

Maybe that's what you're looking for ...

Best, Robert 


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On 17 Jul 2015, at 09:11, Michael Hendry <address@hidden> wrote:

I use Lilypond to produce lead sheets for jazz players, which conventionally have four bars per line and are adjusted in size to fit on a single page.

It’s simple enough to use…

#(set-global-staff-size 19)

…for example, to get the concert instrument version to fit the page, but I often find that ledger lines introduced (or removed) in the automatic production of Bb and Eb versions forces an additional page or leaves an unnecessarily large gap at the bottom.

Even if I resolve this by tweaking the global staff size downwards to get the Concert/Bb/Eb set correct in the song’s original key, I sometimes need to transpose the whole piece for a singer, and end up having to go through the process again.

I haven’t been able to find a fit-to-page feature which would handle this automatically.


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