# Re: \abs-(font)size for \epsfile

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Am 16.09.2016 um 11:53 schrieb Pierre Perol-Schneider:
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`Hi Malte,`
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Here is an old thread regarding a similar demand:
http://lilypond.1069038.n5.nabble.com/Absolute-size-for-epsfile-i-e-independent-of-global-staff-size-td161872.html

HTH,
Pierre
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Thanks Pierre for the hint and Marc for the solution I found in this thread. This approach also works for other things like baseline-skip overrides, probably I’ll make some other similar commands. It would be nice though to have an easier method to make whole markups “absolute-sized”, maybe something like
```
\markup \absolute {
[everything inside behaves as if global staff size
was the default 20pt]
}

or

\markup \absolute #16 {
[everything inside behaves as if global staff size
was 16pt]
}

with an optional argument or \default for #20.

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Here my pt-based (instead of mm-based) abs-epsfile and abs-baseline-skip commands, maybe they are of interest for someone.
```
%%%%%

\version "2.19.47"

% based on epsfile-mm by Marc Hohl
% http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/lilypond-user/2014-04/msg00632.html
#(define-markup-command
(abs-epsfile layout props axis size file-name)
(number? number? string?)
(let* ((output-scale (ly:output-def-lookup layout 'output-scale))
(scaled-size-mm (/ size output-scale))
(scaled-size (* scaled-size-mm (/ 25.4 72.27))))
(if (ly:get-option 'safe)
(interpret-markup layout props "not allowed in safe")
(eps-file->stencil axis scaled-size file-name))))

#(define-markup-command
(abs-baseline-skip layout props skip m)
(number? markup?)
(let* ((output-scale (ly:output-def-lookup layout 'output-scale))
(scaled-skip-mm (/ skip output-scale))
(scaled-skip (* scaled-skip-mm (/ 25.4 72.27))))
(interpret-markup layout props
(markup #:override (cons 'baseline-skip scaled-skip) m))))

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