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On 08/04/11 10:40, Joep L. Blom wrote:
On 08/04/11 05:28, NoOp wrote:

You may have already explored this, but can you use oolilypond?

No, I didn't. I looked at it but the big snag is that you must translate
first to Lilypond format.The music I write is much too cumbersome for
writing directly in Lilypond format (I write arrangements for 2 piano's
and big bands) and in my book there will be many examples.
However, I can try the route: Finale (Windows) -> .mxml -> Musescore
(Linux notation program that reads .mxml and can give Lilypond output)
-> Lilypond output -> oolilypond in libreoffice.
I need to use Finale as the Linux programs don't have the opportunities
I need to write efficiently.
However, it's - as usual - a very good suggestion and I sure will
explore it. Maybe someone will make a oomxml plugin!

I momentarily gave up on direct import but instead explored how to import as a picture. I found 2 routes to convert .ps to .jpg.
The most simple is to use convert:
convert sample.jpg.
This gives rather small files but the resolution is not really optimal despite the use of several options to enhance the quality. Another route is via gs. There a better control of the resolution can be achieved using: gs -sDEVICE=jpeg -r300 -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sOutputFile=testpage-a4.jpg Here r300 is the resolution (I have found that r 150 is also acceptable and the file is 75 % smaller), dBATCH makes that gs finishes automatically and dNOPAUSE makes it process all pages without prompt. It is not exactly what I wanted but this is very usable. I publish it here so that it may be of some help to others.

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