How to export to PDF including the screen background paper image

• Apr 11, 2019 - 19:58

Hi, Gang!!!

I use MuseScore 3.0.5 (not the Portable AppImage) in UbuntuStudio 18.04.2 LTS (64 bit Linux).

I wonder if there is a way to export an score to PDF format, including the background paper image we use in the screen.

It is intended to create an old paper illusion.

Blessings and Greetings from Chile, South America!!!

JUAN


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You can also add the background to the exported PDF afterwards.
On all OS you can use the free commandline line tool pdftk for that:
https://www.pdflabs.com

The command:
pdftk input.pdf background background.pdf output result.pdf

will put the 1st page of the file "background.pdf" behind all pages of the "input.pdf".
You just have to create a suitable "background.pdf" preferrable of the same page dimensions as the "input.pdf".
To create such a pdf you can use eg. LibreOffice Writer and use the background images that come with Musescore: paper1.png, paper2.png ... (On Windows I can find them in a subfolder called wallpaper)
(in LO: format->Page->Background->bitmap. Size 30mm. Also set the pagemargins to 0)
Attached is an example PDF in DinA4 size made of paper1.png

My free project LOSA (which is more for merging pdfs) has the background feature built-in.
https://struckkai.blogspot.com/2015/04/libreofficesongbookarchitect.html

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Paper1_DinA4.pdf 9.59 KB

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