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piano
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### MusixTex

Hi everybody,
I ve got a problem, I need to download musixflx to modify my notes but I cant find it anywhere. Can I do it without musixflx? Or can you show me some website where I can download it ?

Thanks a lot

Johannes_B
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Hi,

first of all, welcome to the community

MusixTeX is part of TeX Live and should be installed with MacTeX. As musixflx is part of musixtex, it should be installed as well.

The Lua script musixflx determines the right spacing, you have to run it on the command line, or tell your editor to run it.

I never used musixtex so far, so i can't give any further advice.
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piano
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OK, and which command line should I use to let musixflx run?

Johannes_B
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Somehow i pictured you using a Mac, but i don't know why.
The command line is the non-graphical interface to your operating system. How to open it depends on your operating system. It is also called terminal, console or command prompt.

If the whole musixtex bundle is installed with your TeX distribution, the lua script will be available as well.
Open the commandline and switch to the folder containing your tex-file.
I don't know the name of your file, maybe it is main.tex maybe lisztDream.tex. However, in the command line you have to call
musixflx lisztDream

That is, the name of your main file, but without the file extension.

You can read much more about it in Clemens' short tutorial.
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piano
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well I have read somewhere that this is the way how to make it, but I tried and it didnt work. Maybe I just dont know where to put this command line or something ... I dont know

well here is my code:
\begin{document}\begin{music}\startmuflex\geometricskipscale\normalmusicsize\setlength\parindent{0pt}%\generalmeter{\meterfrac{4}{4}}\generalsignature{-1}\nobarnumbers\parindent0pt\looseness=-1\startpiece\bigaccid\NOtes\cu{f}\en%\Notes\Dqbu ff\en\Notes\Dqbu ff\en\NOtes\qp\en%\looseness=-1\bar\NOtes\cu{g}\en%\NOtes\qu{f}\en%\Notes\slur ced1\cu{ee}\en%\NOtes\qu{d}\en%\NOtes\ds\en%\bar\NOtes\ds\en%\NOtes\cu{e}\en%\Notes\Dqbu ee\en\NOtes\cu{e}\en%\NOtes\qup{e}\en\bar\Notes\Dqbu ef\en\Notes\Dqbu ed\en\NOtes\hpause\en%\bar\NOtes\ds\en%\NOtes\cu{f}\en%\Notes\Dqbu ff\en\NOtes\cu{f}\en%\NOtes\cup{f}\en%\bar\Notes\Dqbu fg\en\NOtes\cu{f}\en%\Notes\slur ced1\cu{ee}\en%\NOtes\cup{d}\en%\bar\NOtes\ds\en%\Notes\Dqbu ee\en\NOtes\cu{e}\en%\NOtes\qu{e}\en%\NOtes\cu{e}\en%\bar\Notes\Dqbu ef\en\Notes\Dqbu ed\en\NOtes\hpause\en%\doublebar\NOtes\ds\en%\NOtes\cu{h}\en%\Notes\Dqbu hh\en\NOtes\ql{j}\en%\NOtes\qu{h}\en%\bar\NOtes\ds\en%\NOtes\cu{f}\en%\Notes\Dqbu ff\en\NOtes\qu{h}\en%\NOtes\qu{f}\en%\bar\NOtes\ds\en%\NOtes\cu{d}\en%\Notes\Dqbu dd\en\NOtes\qu{f}\en%\NOtes\qu{d}\en%\bar\NOtes\ds\en%\NOtes\cu{f}\en%\Notes\Dqbu gf\en\NOTes\hu{h}\en%\bar\NOtes\ds\en%\NOtes\cu{h}\en%\Notes\Dqbu hh\en\NOtes\ql{j}\en%\NOtes\qu{h}\en%\bar\NOtes\ds\en%\NOtes\cu{f}\en%\Notes\Dqbu ff\en\NOtes\qu{h}\en%\NOtes\qu{f}\en%\bar\NOtes\ds\en%\NOtes\cu{d}\en%\Notes\Dqbu dd\en\NOtes\qu{f}\en%\NOtes\qu{d}\en%\bar\generalmeter{\meterfrac{2}{4}}\generalmeter{\meterfrac{2}{4}}\NOtes\ds\en%\NOtes\cu{f}\en%\Notes\Dqbu ge\en\mulooseness=1\Endpiece\endmuflex\end{music}

When I write there \musixflx uloha4 my program dont run, so now I am a little bit desperate

Johannes_B
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I have no idea which operating system you are using nor which editor you are using. So, i suggest to do the following described in How to setup biber in texworks

Instead of biber, you write musixflx.

You shold now have musixflx available in texworks and can run the sequence described by Clemens.
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