Using global settings

Global settings can be included from a separate file:

lilypond -dinclude-settings=MY_SETTINGS.ly MY_SCORE.ly

Groups of settings such as page size, font or type face can be stored in separate files and loaded with several -dinclude-settings options. This allows different editions from the same score as well as standard settings to be applied to many scores, simply by specifying the proper settings file.

This technique also works well with the use of style sheets, as discussed in Style sheets.

See also

Learning Manual: Organizing pieces with variables, Style sheets.

Notation Reference: Including LilyPond files.

LilyPond Notation Reference v2.25.17 (development-branch).