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Author Topic: Chord Symbols  (Read 8153 times)
Adrian
NWC2 User
« on: 2010-07-21 02:11 AM »

I wish to annotate chords using 'insert|text' I dont know how to print the conventional 'flats', 'sharps' symbols using NWC.  Is this something that a user tool script can accomplish?
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Lawrie Pardy
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« Reply #1 on: 2010-07-21 03:21 AM »

G'day Adrian,
there are several ways, but I think the easiest is to use a dedicated font for the job., so I designed some...

I'm sure you're aware of the "User Font" facility available in NWC through the Page Setup Dialogue:
|File|Page Setup...|Fonts (tab)|User 1 (to 6)

If you have NWC2 on CD, then you have an install option for my font suites.  Otherwise, they are available from the Scripto:
http://nwc-scriptorium.org/helpful.html#Fonts
Or from NWC:
http://www.noteworthysoftware.com/uc/pardypack/
Installation instruction etc. are on the web page as well as in a PDF within the ZIP files.

For text Chord construction, use the *Chord font.  E.G. if you use the SwingDings suite then the chord font is SwingChord,  If you prefer a serif font the the suite is called MusikDingsSerif and the Chord font is MusikChordSerif.

They are designed to be as flexible as I could make them, I hope you find them useful.
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Rick G.
Virtuoso
« Reply #2 on: 2010-07-21 08:05 AM »

Is this something that a user tool script can accomplish?
User Tools simply automate things that can be done manually. IOW, there is nothing that can be done with a User Tool that cannot be done without a User Tool.
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Adrian
NWC2 User
« Reply #3 on: 2010-08-03 12:44 AM »

Thanx Lawrie.  Your fonts are now on my system.  What I want to do now is to add octave lines above or below the staff.  Will your fonts do this?
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Lawrie Pardy
Virtuoso


« Reply #4 on: 2010-08-03 08:01 AM »

G'day Adrian,
yes, used as text, there are useful characters for indicating octave shifts in each suites namesake font.  E.G. using SwingDings:

chr$(118) = v = v
chr$(242) = =
chr$(119) = w = w


This font should normally be used at the same point size as the "Staff Metrics"
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