Download 46 Invoking individual scripts The scripts — such as lilypond-book, convert-ly, abc2ly, and even lilypond itself — are included inside the .app file for MacOS X. Scripts can also be run from the command line by invoking them directly: path/to/LilyPond.app/Contents/Resources/bin/lilypond The same is true for all other scripts in that directory, such as lilypond-book and convert-ly. Legalese All logos and product images are copyright and trademark acknowledged. The “X image” is not a registered trademark. It was created by Nihonjoe and CyberSkull, and placed under the GNU Free Documentation License version 1.2 or later. We found the image on this Wikimedia Commons page. Windows ☛ Packages Download Note: LilyPond is a text-based music engraver; it is more similar to a programming language than a graphical score editing program. Before downloading LilyPond, please read about our [Text input], page 25. ✡ ✠ ✟ • Windows: LilyPond 2.16.1-1For Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7. Install 1. Locate the downloaded file and double-click on it to start the installer. Follow the instructions given to you by the installer; we recommend that you leave all the install options checked and use the default installation location. Click the ‘Finish’ button when the installer has completed. LilyPond is now installed. Uninstall To uninstall LilyPond either: 1. Locate the LilyPond folder from the ‘Start’ menu and click on the ‘Uninstall’ icon. Click the ‘Finish’ button when the uninstaller has completed. 2. Or from within the Control Panel, locate and select LilyPond and then choose the option to uninstall/remove the software. Click the ‘Finish’ button when the uninstaller has completed. Compiling a file ☛ Note: These instructions assume that you are using the built-in LilyPad editor. If you are using any of the programs described inSection “Easier editing” inGeneralInformation, please consult the documentation for those programs if you have any problems compiling a file. ✡ ✠ ✟
Download 47 Step 1. Create your ‘.ly’ file Double-click the LilyPond icon on your desktop, an example file will open.