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Re: starting Lilypond

From: Valentin Villenave
Subject: Re: starting Lilypond
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 21:15:23 +0200

2008/6/29 Les <address@hidden>:
> I installed Lilypond but can't get it to start. I get the Welcome message
> which instructs me to copy the message to desktop. This I do OK but I cant  do
> the next step "pick it up from your desktop and drag and drop it onto the
> Lilypond icon", because I can't find the icon anywhere. Help!


Actually you have to save this code as a new file on your desktop (or
anywhere you want), and make *sure* its extension is .ly (not .txt).
If the extension is correct, you should see that the file has a black
"note" icon; if it does, just double click on it and wait a few
seconds; you should see a pdf document appear next to it: this is your

As soon as you've understood the process, I advise you to learn the
LilyPond language, starting with our tutorial at


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