Knut Petersen wrote > Am 29.11.2016 um 13:02 schrieb tapani: >> I am producing a hymnal, using Lilypond and lilypond-book with xelatex. I >> would like to insert biblical references in the margin of the page, >> parallel >> with the lyrics. >> >> For example, in "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing", the lyrics "Ris'n with >> healing in his wings" would have "Mal. 4:2" in the margin. >> >> In TeX like systems, this is easily done with the \marginnote command. >> > > So do use TeX ;-) Put the attached files in an empty directory, don't > forget to make mkhymex and mypdfcrop > executable, then run ./mkhymex. You'll get an 8-page hymnal book with some > example marginal notes. > Two A5 pages on every side of an A4 sheet, correctly arranged for > printing.
Thank you. I don't have everything installed on my system to make this compile correctly, but even then I can see that it works. Two problems: 1. I'm producing a hymnal with 100s of entries. To keep things tidy, those hymns are in separate .ly files, and I then use lilypond-book to compile them into one document. To embed every music file in a single (massive) .tex document is not realistic at this stage of the project. 2. I'm too much of a newbie to understand /how/ your method works. Would you be able to explain it to me in simple/ish terms, or do I just have to go away and buy a LaTeX manual and really learn the language properly? OR, alternatively, can I just insert the \newcount commands into my preamble and use the \def\callback[etc.] argument in the document? Sorry to be an ignoramus! Tapani -- View this message in context: http://lilypond.1069038.n5.nabble.com/Creating-marginal-comments-tp197250p197446.html Sent from the User mailing list archive at Nabble.com. _______________________________________________ lilypond-user mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/lilypond-user