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Average: 3.8 (4 votes)

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LilyPond, extension, musical notation, guitar fretboard
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Saturday, 10 January, 2009 - 16:21
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Compatible with OpenOffice 4: Unknown
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Compatible with OpenOffice 4.x?

With OOoLilyPond (OLy) you can use musical notation within Use it for writing a book on music theory or for
writing down exercises for music instruments or voice which need to be
commented with text. OLy is not limited to classic musical notation,
you also can create guitar fret diagrams with it.

You enter the music notes as text code using the LilyPond language
( and OLy converts it into an image within You will need some time to get familiar with the
LilyPond language but once learned, you can typeset small pieces of
music much faster than with any other sofware.

For more information and how to get started visit:

Be aware that you also need to install LilyPond. You can get it here:

Samuel Hartmann,
July 2009


Version Operating system Compatibility Release date
0.4.0 System Independent 2.x, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 13/06/2009 - 18:04 More information Download
0.3.3 System Independent 2.x, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 14/01/2009 - 16:07 More information Download


Is this extension deprecated ?
I tried to use the extension with OpenOffice 4.0.1 on mac osx 10.6.8. I managed to install the extension, but i can't see any OLy button in Writer.
Thanks for any help.

I've found out : go to Tools > Add-ons

Please make it compatible with 3.2

I haven't played with it much, but, assuming it is free of major bugs, this is a wonderful addon. (I may have rated this only four stars instead of five.)
    Apart from now making it possible to include proper notation in documents, some of my own works require small sections of notation arranged in unconventional layouts, with accompanying text. LilyPond is the best music typesetter out there, but it's been difficult for me to use it in non-standard formats.
    With this, I can move elements in any position and resize them, I can use any typeface, and I am not restricted to pdf output. This is a PERFECT solution for me.

This is simply incredible!
Thank you a lot, and please go on with the great job!