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Re: Newby questions

From: fiëé visuëlle
Subject: Re: Newby questions
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 17:32:48 +0200

Am 2008-09-13 um 16:55 schrieb address@hidden:
There are some things I don't understand. I invoke the program from the command line:
lilypond --pdf
On my WInXP machine, this works fine. The program spits out some status lines, and the *.ps and *.pdf files appear. On my Win Vista laptop, when I type the command the version line appears ... and I wait. It sits there about 45 or 50 seconds, then (finally) runs normally.
Does anybody know what's going on hre, and what I can do to fix it?

Maybe it's looking for fonts, but I've no experience with (LilyPond on) Windows.

Here's one more: I have a section like this:

\new Staff = women
   \new Voice =
   "sopranos" { \voiceOne << \global \sopMusic >> }

   \new Lyrics = sopranos { s1 }
   \new Lyrics = sopranosb { s2 }
   \new Staff = men

     \clef bass
     \new Voice =
     "basses" { \voiceTwo <<\global \bassMusic >> }

   \context Lyrics = sopranos \lyricsto sopranos \sopWords
   \context Lyrics = sopranosb \lyricsto sopranos \sopWordsb

My question is about the "\new Lyrics" command. What's the {s1} referring to? It uses "sopransob" to find the right set of lyrics. When I had four verses, I used s1, s2, s3, and s4. got an error message saying that 3 is not a duration. True, but what's that got to do with

I find your code somewhat confusing, don't know how that is supposed to work.

The whole syntax for lyrics is:
\lyricsto someVoiceName \new Lyrics \lyricmode{ your ly -- rics }

Perhaps try my attached song sheet template.

Greetlings from Lake Constance
fiëé visuëlle
Henning Hraban Ramm (I'm an assurer)

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