I recently read either another post or somewhere in the Rosgarden
documentation about exporting to Lilypond for better print quality. I did
that with a 4 part choral piece and things looked very nice. The layout
printed kind of funny when printing directly from Rosegarden. Exporting to
Lilypond first was a big improvement.
I wonder if in a future iteration of Rosegarden if there could be a "Print
via Lilypond" option. It would do something like this: export the file to
lilypond, have lilypond process the file and then send the pdf created by
lilypond to the printer.
I personally don't mind exporting the file to a lilypond file and then
dropping to terminal to process it and then opening up the pdf to print it
but for less sophisticated users after the notation features, this seems
I am trying to convince other music teachers in my area to adopt Rosegarden
and for some of them, doing anything from the command line is intimidating.
Just a thought.
PS It is just in the last few months that I have been using Rosegarden and I
love the program. Great job developers!
From: D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre@ro...> - 2007-09-26 05:09:13
On Tuesday 25 September 2007, David Tisdell wrote:
> I wonder if in a future iteration of Rosegarden if there could be a "Print
> via Lilypond" option. It would do something like this:
It has existed more or less as you describe for some time now, but I can't
remember when we introduced this. It's called "Preview with LilyPond" I
think. It opens an external viewer on the temporary file, so you can see if
it looks satisfactory, and then print from there. This works by way of an
external script that requires certain helper applications, and I misremember
the details. (This used to exist only on the main window File menu. It will
be on the notation view File menu in 1.6.0 when we release it.)
We've talked about a direct print without the intermediate step, but I don't
think we figured out a way to make that work, and if we did, I don't think
we've implemented it yet.
Thanks for the kind words.
D. Michael McIntyre