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General Discussion / Re: Is there a way to convert fermatas into tempo markers before export?
First fill the top staff with whole rests, time signatures, and rehearsal symbols.
I don't know of any tool that does that, but you can go to the beginning of a staff and hit Cntl/F At the end of the "Find What" line is a small box with four dots. Click on it, then select Tempo or Tempo Variance.
When you find one, select it (if not done already) , Cntl/X on it and paste it upstairs. Hit F3 to repeat.
I used that in Spanish Dance recently.






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General Discussion / Shutting down my website
I regret to announce that I will be shutting down my website later this month. If there are any pages or scripts you use frequently or used to use that don't work as well now, please let me know now. I'll do my best to debug / document what I can before pulling the plug.

Richard has offered to host my NWC folder on Scriptorium and I thank him for that.

wjporter.com/nwc
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General Discussion / Re: Support???
I will admit NWC is a stable product right now, but occasionally the forum needs moderating.

If users are going to be doing the programming, objects, and scripts, some more documentation would be helpful.
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General Discussion / Re: Fermatas vs Arpeggios
I wish I understood a lot more about how NWC and useful objects work, but finally decided on no delay in the fermata and getting the same effect by inserting a slower tempo on the last measure.
Thank you for looking at it though. Your tips and tools have been useful to the NWC community many times over and I appreciate your time and efforts.
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General Discussion / Fermatas vs Arpeggios
In this snippet I have a fermata in the last measure where a chord in the piano is arpeggiated. When played, there are a few extra notes added to the measure.

Is there any way to make this work or workaround?

TIA
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General Discussion / Re: any tricks for tied note decrecendo or crescendo?
This was my test, it seemed OK. I specified both volume and velocity.
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposer(2.751)
|Editor|ActiveStaff:1|CaretIndex:2|CaretPos:0
|SongInfo|Title:""|Author:"<Name>"|Lyricist:""|Copyright1:"Copyright © 2021 <Name>"|Copyright2:"All Rights Reserved"
|PgSetup|StaffSize:16|Zoom:5|TitlePage:Y|JustifyVertically:Y|PrintSystemSepMark:N|ExtendLastSystem:N|DurationPadding:Y|PageNumbers:0|StaffLabels:None|BarNumbers:None|StartingBar:1
|Font|Style:StaffItalic|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:10|Bold:Y|Italic:Y|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:StaffBold|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:8|Bold:Y|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:StaffLyric|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:7.2|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:PageTitleText|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:24|Bold:Y|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:PageText|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:12|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:PageSmallText|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:8|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:User1|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:8|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:User2|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:8|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:User3|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:8|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:User4|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:8|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:User5|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:8|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|Font|Style:User6|Typeface:"Times New Roman"|Size:8|Bold:N|Italic:N|CharSet:0
|PgMargins|Left:1.27|Top:1.27|Right:1.27|Bottom:1.27|Mirror:N
|AddStaff|Name:"Staff"|Group:"Standard"
|StaffProperties|EndingBar:Section Close|Visible:Y|BoundaryTop:12|BoundaryBottom:12|Lines:5|Color:Default
|StaffProperties|Muted:N|Volume:127|StereoPan:64|Device:0|Channel:1
|StaffInstrument|Name:"Violin"|Patch:40|Trans:0|DynVel:10,30,45,60,75,92,108,127
|Clef|Type:Treble
|Key|Signature:F#,C#|Tonic:D
|TimeSig|Signature:4/4
|Dynamic|Style:ppp|Opts:Velocity=127,Volume=10|Pos:-8
|Note|Dur:Whole|Pos:1^|Opts:Crescendo
|Bar
|Note|Dur:Whole|Pos:1^|Opts:Crescendo
|Bar
|Note|Dur:Whole|Pos:1^|Opts:Crescendo
|Bar
|Note|Dur:Whole|Pos:1^|Opts:Crescendo
|Bar
|Dynamic|Style:fff|Opts:Velocity=127,Volume=127|Pos:-8
|Note|Dur:Whole|Pos:1
|AddStaff|Name:"Staff-1"|Group:"Standard"
|StaffProperties|EndingBar:Section Close|Visible:Y|BoundaryTop:10|BoundaryBottom:10|Lines:5|Color:Default
|StaffProperties|Muted:N|Volume:127|StereoPan:64|Device:0|Channel:2
|StaffInstrument|Name:"Viola"|Patch:41|Trans:0|DynVel:10,30,45,60,75,92,108,127
|Clef|Type:Treble
|Key|Signature:F#,C#|Tonic:D
|TimeSig|Signature:4/4
|Dynamic|Style:fff|Opts:Velocity=127,Volume=127|Pos:-8
|Note|Dur:Whole|Pos:1^|Opts:Diminuendo
|Bar
|Note|Dur:Whole|Pos:1^|Opts:Diminuendo
|Bar
|Note|Dur:Whole|Pos:1^|Opts:Diminuendo
|Bar
|Note|Dur:Whole|Pos:1^|Opts:Diminuendo
|Bar
|Dynamic|Style:ppp|Opts:Velocity=127,Volume=10|Pos:-8
|Note|Dur:Whole|Pos:1
!NoteWorthyComposer-End

Edited: This doesn't work with percussion, only on instruments requiring a moving bow or stream of air.
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General Discussion / Re: Warren Porter's Spacer tool
.. There are times when I would want to decrease the space, say if there was just one measure on the next line, at the bottom of a page, and I didn't want to start a new page. In that case, your spacer tool would still be helpful, so please don't get rid of it. Is there a way to install it on my computer so that I don't have to rely on the internet to use it?
Yes. Open SpacerORG.htm from my website and download it onto your desktop. If your system allows it, change its name to end in .hta instead of ".html" or ".htm".  That will let it get to work without the overhead of a browser.  HTH

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General Discussion / Hiding objects on a staff
Without going through the process of hidden-played, muted-displayed staves for every part, is there a way to make the following look like pentuplet 16ths by hiding the top beam and the dots on 32nd notes?
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|Key|Signature:F#,C#,G#,D#|Tonic:E
|Note|Dur:32nd,Dotted,Slur|Pos:8|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:32nd,DblDotted,Slur|Pos:5|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd,Dotted,Slur|Pos:3|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd,DblDotted,Slur|Pos:1|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd,Dotted,Slur|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam=End
|Note|Dur:32nd,Dotted,Slur|Pos:-6|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:32nd,DblDotted,Slur|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd,Dotted,Slur|Pos:1|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd,DblDotted,Slur|Pos:3|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd,Dotted|Pos:5|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam=End
|Note|Dur:32nd,Dotted,Slur|Pos:8|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:32nd,DblDotted,Slur|Pos:5|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd,Dotted,Slur|Pos:3|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd,DblDotted,Slur|Pos:1|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd,Dotted,Slur|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam=End
|Note|Dur:32nd,Dotted,Slur|Pos:-6|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:32nd,DblDotted,Slur|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd,Dotted,Slur|Pos:1|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd,DblDotted,Slur|Pos:3|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam
|Note|Dur:32nd,Dotted|Pos:5|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam=End
|Bar
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End

Thanks in advance.
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General Discussion / Re: Warren Porter's Spacer tool
That has to be one of my oldest pages in the NWC section--it checks to see if the user is using Netscape as the browser. I'll soon be adding a link to this thread in that page--maybe the Spacer tool is now unnecessary.  Feedback welcome.

BTW, I added a dedication to RickG on my NWC page.

Edit: New spacer page is Spacer.htm. Renamed original page to SpacerORG.htm and it is linked from the new page, as is this thread.
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General Discussion / Re: Warren Porter's Spacer tool
Thank you! I appreciate the feedback.

I haven't created anything to handle more than one staff at a time and only use JavaScript. If you can show me how you use it (or would like to use it), I'll see what I can do. Please attach a sample file with only a few measures to a reply (a conversion of the file to nwctext would also work).
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General Discussion / Re: Beaming compound-time
I have converted the webpage in reply #17 to a User Function. It still has a few quirks regarding triplets, but real triplets in 6/8, 9/8, etc. are rare.

Copy the attached file if necessary and rename it dropping .txt . You will need to know its location when installing. It reads clip text and don't check any boxes. Note its comments on the first ten lines or so.
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General Discussion / Re: Beaming compound-time
Anyone still interested in this topic, please revisit my link in reply #17 above. It has a problem writing triplets although it can read them now. I'll see if I can fix it and any other bugs before converting this to a user function.
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General Discussion / Duration parts in NwcTxt
When something on the staff has a duration, can there be anything else in the Dur: field outside of note length, dot or triplet status, and presence of a slur?  If I need to change the duration of a note or chord, I need to keep the slur intact.

Anything else to be on the alert for? I need to clear this up before converting ThreeEight.html to a user tool.

TIA
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General Discussion / Re: Beaming compound-time
In the second 6/8 measure of your example (and equivalent places), the three 8th notes at the beginning of the measure need to be beamed together. Can your tool be made to do that?
In that example, the 3rd eighth note didn't exist before the quarter note was split. I could add some code to unbeam all 8ths (and faster) where the script is active quickly and the user could autobeam after running the script. Later, I can identify the first note and last note of a beat to rebeam the beats when I can find the time to work on it.
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General Discussion / Re: Beaming compound-time
When I tried putting a number of flagged notes in a 6/8 or 12/8 measure, the automatic beam had no problem breaking them into three notes each. What looked like a problem was when long notes walked over the implied "beat" in 6/8, 9/8, or 12/8.

A half-note and a quarter-note (minim & crochet) works great in 3/4, but not in 6/8. What seemed to be needed was a way to break down that half into a dotted quarter tied to an eighth. I still need to convert my html tool to a user tool, but if I missed something, please let me know now. TIA

Attached is my test file, before and after.
ThreeEight.html It is not necessary to provide any parm count or parm values.

Happy New Year, everyone.
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General Discussion / Re: Beaming compound-time
I manually make a Noteworthy file comprising a minim then a crotchet, in a 6:8 time signature. This should strictly be shown as a dotted crotchet tied to a following quaver at the same pitch, then the crotchet, but I do it wrongly by hand. Then I export it as a MIDI file. NOTE THAT this will comprise only the time signature and note lengths and pitches. No direct beaming information will be contained in the MIDI file.
When I import the MIDI file again, using 'detect compound time'  where appropriate, Noteworthy still shows it as a minim plus a crotchet. This is fundamentally wrong.
Obviously I can edit the file and correct it by hand, but then I could have written the music score with a quill if I had wanted; doing it automatically is why I bought Noteworthy.
Importing other files from other sources demonstrates the same problem.

Could you attach a short file (or appropriate NWCTXT) to a forum post that messes up like you described. Please explain what you do/did to it and where the problem occurs. If there are other note-length combinations the NWC doesn't handle properly, please include them in that test file.  By the way, does it beam a number of quavers correctly?

I can take a shot at it along with others who have replied, but it helps to have real data with which to test.

Nwc Page
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General Discussion / Re: Very Sad news.
His help was immeasurable, teaching me how to use JavaScript in NWC functions. His encouragement, knowledge of NWC, and useful shortcuts will be missed by all.

Pacem.
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General Discussion / Christmas humor.
I saw this in a Music Humor group--the copyright notice gave the right to share, so I swapped out the lyrics. Don't know how to not play the refrain in verses 2 and 3 though.
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General Discussion / Re: Is the NWC Viewer/Player available as a webpage
This is my viewer mode playback of a recent file I contributed to nwc-scriptorium.org.

Son of the Puszta

My problem is that I can't get all the notes to display when the measure is close to the right edge. Is there any trick to force NWC or NWV to advance the screen before getting to the last measure or advancing in the middle? Is it possible to convert it to another notation system that has this problem under control?  TIA

Edit: problem first popped up in bar 21.
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General Discussion / Re: MPC
If the instrument is not percussion like a piano, this user tool can change volume and velocity on every note, allowing one note to crescendo, not just the next note will be louder. dynamic.js
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General Discussion / Re: Text under music
Welcome to the Forums!
NWC does not have the ability to change the font for different verses of a song. You could insert a 2nd verse as text, however.  Once you select the font, size, and bold/italic, those will be the default for later text.  Leave a verse (or every other verse) blank to have room for your inserted text. Edited: Insert text for each measure after the bar line--you will need to experiment to get each word/syllable to line up.

Bienvenue sur les Forums!
NWC n'a pas la possibilité de changer la police des différents couplets d'une chanson. Vous pouvez cependant insérer un deuxième verset sous forme de texte. Une fois que vous avez sélectionné la police, la taille et le gras / italique, ceux-ci seront les valeurs par défaut pour le texte ultérieur. Laissez un verset (ou tous les autres versets) vide pour avoir de la place pour votre texte inséré.
Modifié: insérez du texte pour chaque mesure après la barre de mesure - vous devrez expérimenter pour aligner chaque mot / syllabe.
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General Discussion / Re: Is the NWC Viewer/Player available as a webpage
Then I tried the top pick: https://www.flashbackrecorder.com/express
This is the one that I am going to stick with. I will have to edit in my video editing software, which is fine. The mouse can be highlighted in various colours, and it follows all the windows changes I make with no issue. And the express version is free.
Many thanks! Just tried it with a short file: Tallis3.mp4 I just had to remember the shortcut key for how to stop it.
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General Discussion / Re: Converting common time to 12/8
Is this what you need?
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.751,Single)
|Bar
|Note|Dur:4th,Dotted|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:4th,Dotted|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0^
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam=End
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0^
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam=First
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Down,Beam=End
|Bar
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End
Since you want everything converted to 12/8, just use the "Played (hidden) staff" option.
Triplets.htm
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General Discussion / Is the NWC Viewer/Player available as a webpage
Quite a few years ago there was a NWC page that played the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto without the need for the user to have any NWC product installed. Is there anything like that now and, if so, how would it be directed to play the specified .nwc file?

TIA

This is how it looks on another system: score.
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General Discussion / Re: Auto-Fill Empty Measures?
I have a pair of tools that may help NWC Tools.

  • Resting Staff takes a staff you have copied from another part and turns them into whole measure rests.
  • Multi Measure Rests converts a string of whole measure rests into an MMR or backs it out.

The MMR tool also has the options of hiding the rests and boundary collapse.
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General Discussion / Re: 10000
Looking forward, when will 100000 be? Assuming roughly similar traffic (i.e., NWC is not going viral), some 9 times 24 = 216 years in the future, i.e., by year 2236, give or take a few (decades? centuries?).
I had hoped to find a specific date somewhere in the old posts, but there was nothing. I got the same thing Wed Apr 20 2236 06:41:57 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) using MidPoint.htm.
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User Tools / Re: Updating User tools
User tools are not part of a NWC file, they are used in composing/transcribing to help with repetitive tasks. If a tool has been updated, you would need to download it, renaming the existing tool (e.g., append ".bak")  and copy it into where an existing tool was.
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General Discussion / Re: tempo track examples
This will definitely save time. I've been putting a lot of duplicate information in all the staves. How important is it for this tempo stave to be just one line? It it's going to be invisible, and layered, does it matter?
The ONLY thing that will show will be tempo indications and rehearsal symbols. My example from my user tip contains five lines.
You might want to install my Multi Measure Rest script from wjporter.com/nwc on the tempo track and select "Layer Hide". The MMRs from the tempo track won't appear and won't interfere when an instrument has an MMR.