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Re: Letter page length too long

From: Michael Haynie
Subject: Re: Letter page length too long
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 22:18:53 -0400

I am using the app version (I'm unable to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.4 for other reasons, so can't use the newest fink, either), so dvips is not involved.

I set the vsize in the paper block, and was able to control the length of the page, so I have a reasonable work around for the basic problem.

However, I'm now convinced that I'm seeing a real bug (though nearly trivial to fix)-- the paper size for letter doesn't account for the required machine borders (typically 1/2" at each margin, for a total reduction of 1"). This might also be true for other paper sizes -- but I'm unable to test those. I looked around in the ly sources for a set of paper definitions, but didn't find anything. Does anyone know where the dimensions for e.g. letter paper are set? I'd guess that 5 minutes with a ruler and that file would allow me to determine the most likely wrong dimension (vsize, at a guess).


On Oct 23, 2005, at 4:44 AM, Erik Sandberg wrote:

On Sunday 23 October 2005 09.02, Graham Percival wrote:
On 22-Oct-05, at 9:39 PM, Michael Haynie wrote:
I've noticed that Lilypond consistently produces pages that are
roughly 1/2 a line too long, with the result that my footer line is
cut off.

It's not actually lilypond; it's dvips.

No, it can't be dvips. Since 2.6, lily doesn't go via tex/dvi, so dvips is never invoked. The .ps file is created directly, so this must be a problem
specific to lily.

I don't know anything about letter size papers, since I only have used a4 myself. But IIRC, there is an example in regression tests, which demonstrates
how page sizes can be completely customised.


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