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October 02, 2006

Manipulating Lilypond output as a vectorized image in Illustrator

So I finally managed to get my output from LilyPond into Illustrator without having to install the fonts included in my LilyPond file. The problem was resolved by simply removing the embedded fonts from the PDF output of LilyPond using GhostScript. Ifound the tip at this site which contains a lot of information on LaTeX and how to manipulate its output in Illustrator. The command to run is:

gs -sDEVICE=pswrite -dNOCACHE -sOutputFile=nofont-MyScore.ps -q -dbatch -dNOPAUSE MyScore.pdf -c quit

Now you can open the PS file in Illustrator and all fonts will be converted to paths that can be manipulated like any other path in Illustrator.

Posted by henrikfr at October 2, 2006 02:07 PM


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