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72dacc3 @barnabywalters Clarified details
authored Jan 25, 2014
1 ABC notation to PDF Mac OS X service
4a4f494 @barnabywalters Initial commit
authored Jul 8, 2012
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58ffa79 @barnabywalters Initial commit with workflow and docs
authored Jul 8, 2012
4 An automator service for turning a text file containing ABC music notation into a PDF. Requires abcm2ps and ps2pdf.
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6 ## Installation
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72dacc3 @barnabywalters Clarified details
authored Jan 25, 2014
8 1. Build and install abcm2ps and ps2pdf, e.g. `brew install abcm2ps ghostscript` using [Homebrew](http://brew.sh)
58ffa79 @barnabywalters Initial commit with workflow and docs
authored Jul 8, 2012
9 1. Download the Make PDF From ABC workflow
10 1. Move `Make PDF From ABC` to `~/Library/Services/`
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12 ## Use
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14 1. Right click on any plaintext file containing valid ABC -- multiple tunes is fine
15 1. You should have a `Make PDF From ABC` contextual menu item (right at the bottom)
16 1. Click it.
17 1. Wait a few seconds and you should get a PDF file of the same name as the plaintext file. You might see a `.ps` file pop up for a second -- this is a transitionary file inbetween ABC and PDF.
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19 ## How it works
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21 The automator workflow is really just a wrapper for some bash, which just goes through the list of files presented to it by the automator workflow and runs `abcm2ps` and `pd2pdf`.
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72dacc3 @barnabywalters Clarified details
authored Jan 25, 2014
23 The bash is [here](https://github.com/barnabywalters/os-x-abc-to-pdf-service/blob/master/Make%20PDF%20From%20ABC.workflow/Contents/document.wflow#L58) -- it should be really easy to customise/improve, so please do fork if you have other needs! Sorry it's inside a nasty workflow, I shall probably re-write it as an applescript at some point to make customisation easier.
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