4.2.2 Texinfo

Texinfo is the standard format for documentation of the GNU project. An example of a Texinfo document is this manual. The HTML, PDF, and Info versions of the manual are made from the Texinfo document.

In the input file, music is specified with

@lilypond[options,go,here]
  YOUR LILYPOND CODE
@end lilypond

or

@lilypond[options,go,here]{ YOUR LILYPOND CODE }

or

@lilypondfile[options,go,here]{filename}

Additionally, @lilypondversion displays the current version of lilypond.

When lilypond-book is run on it, this results in a Texinfo file (with extension ‘.texi’) containing @image tags for HTML, Info and printed output. lilypond-book generates images of the music in EPS and PDF formats for use in the printed output, and in PNG format for use in HTML and Info output.

We show two simple examples here. A lilypond environment

@lilypond[fragment]
c' d' e' f' g'2 g'
@end lilypond

produces

[image of music]

The short version

@lilypond[fragment,staffsize=11]{<c' e' g'>}

produces

[image of music]

Contrary to LaTeX, @lilypond{...} does not generate an in-line image. It always gets a paragraph of its own.


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