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NAME

       prepmx - preprocessor for PMX, easy music typesetting program

SYNOPSIS

       prepmx [options] jobname [outdir/] [stylefile]

DESCRIPTION

       M-Tx  is an easy to use preprocessor language for the PMX music typesetting program, aimed
       at people who are not experts.  For an easy example, have a look at the following example:

         c2+       e4    g   | b4d-  c1 d c2        |
         c8 g+ e g c- g+ e g | d g f g    c- g+ e g |

       For syntax reference, please look at the M-Tx manual written by Dirk Laurie,  the  creator
       of the M-Tx language and the author of prepmx(1), its command-line utility.

       prepmx  processes the file jobname.mtx to generate jobname.pmx.  You can then process this
       file using the pmxab(1) command, which is a preprocessor for MusiXTeX.

       outdir/ is the directory where `pmx' will put the final .tex file. Note that the  trailing
       slash  is  mandatory.  You  can  provide  a  stylefile  for  M-Tx.  If  omitted,  the file
       `mtxstyle.txt' in the current directory is used, if there is one.

OPTIONS

       Options can also be specified in a `Options:' line in the preamble, which takes precedence
       over the command line.

       -b     disable unbeamVocal

       -c     disable doChords

       -D     enable debugMode

       -f     enable solfaNoteNames

       -i     enable ignoreErrors

       -m     disable doLyrics

       -n     enable instrumentNames

       -t     disable doUptext

       -u     disable uptextOnRests

       -v     enable beVerbose

       -w     enable pedanticWarnings

       -n     select Special Case n

       -H     print enabled status of all options

EXIT STATUS

       If  no  error  was  found, prepmx exits with return code 0.  In case of an error, the line
       number of the processed line is returned. This may not always be the line  containing  the
       actual error. A return status of 10000 means that the input file was empty or could not be
       opened.

SEE ALSO

       M-Tx User's Guide (mtxdoc.pdf)
       pmxab(1), musixtex(1)

AUTHORS

       prepmx was written by Dirk Laurie <dirk.laurie@gmail.com>. This manual page was written by
       Roland  Stigge  <stigge@antcom.de>  for the Debian project. It was revised and extended by
       Nis Martensen <nis.martensen@web.de> and Bob Tennent <rdt@cs.queensu.ca>.