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Messages - lawrroc

General Discussion / Re: quarter note's rest out side of the staff
Hello, I refer to this topic with two specific questions.
1. the numerical values of,, alt ctrl + @,  how are they chosen? In other words, 0 (zero) corresponds to the position of the notehead, to the center line of the staff (in which each space is equal to 1?)...
2. Is it possible to set the direction of slur (the "official" one, ctrl +;) before inserting it? Let me explain: when the stem of the note is up, the direction of the slur is down and vice versa. Each time it is necessary to enter the properties of the note and reverse the direction of the slur. I hope I have explained.
Thanks to you, I wish you a day.
General Discussion / Re: slur and chords
Thanks Lawrie, that's what I did trying again after submitting my request. Excellent result, considering that the slurs can be modified making them very beautiful from a graphic point of view.
Have a good week.
General Discussion / Re: slur and chords
I return to this discussion to ask how I can resolve the slur of the chord shown in the image. I have tried various combinations, to no avail. Thank you. Lorenzo
General Discussion / New PC
Hello, I'm going to change the PC. NWC is certainly one of the programs that I will reinstall on the new machine.
I ask:
Does NWC also work well with Windows 11?
Is the activation code always valid for a subsequent installation (obviously after uninstalling the one on the old PC)?
Do I need detailed and clear instructions?
Thank you.
General Discussion / Re: Insertions resize
Thanks HM. So in reality the sound is modified by the inserts while on the score you see the text, which cannot modify the sound. Good day. Lorenzo
General Discussion / Insertions resize
It is possible to resize the characters of the insertions of dynamics, performance styles, tempo variance etc.?
If they are entered as text, which can be easily resized, does it affect the playback?
Thank you and have a nice day (it's raining here!).
General Discussion / Re: to edit chord member
I find it useful to try all these 117* commands once in a trial score - not only for beginners, but also advanced users: There's always something I have forgotten, or some concept I haven't used for a long time.
You're absolutely right, thanks for the advice.
General Discussion / Re: MPC
Thanks Maurizio, I'll try to follow your protocol. I immediately had an uncertainty: in my MPC window the values of the "Expression" controller range from 0 to 127, as for "Volume".
General Discussion / MPC
Dear friends, I am transcribing a male choral song that includes solo parts (bass, second tenor, baritone and first tenor in order). When the soloist sings, the other voices decrease in volume. I am trying to learn the use of the MPC but I cannot get a good result. The MPC window, opened and reopened several times, does not allow itself to be tamed. Do you have any advice? Thank you and good evening. Lorenzo
General Discussion / Re: NWC code
You are - and you're (the first, favorable time zone  ;)  ...) - always very kind. Your explanation is very clear. I have already done a test with positive result. 
Thanks and now for you... have a nice week.
General Discussion / NWC code
I very often see snippets of nwc files published in the form of code (text).
Would you be kind enough to explain to me how to do it?
Please use plain language for my ignorance of the English language and for my ignorance and that's it.
Thank you and good day.
General Discussion / Re: Tie position
With this observation I close my interventions on the subject. Actually the sound with the user "" is not linked (the notes are joined only graphically). I thought I read here in the forum that there is the possibility to work graphically on the slur with "", keeping the tied but making it invisible. So, in the drawing, slur, in the sound tie.
Can anyone confirm this?
Thanks. Have a good evening.
General Discussion / Re: Tie position
Thanks Richard. My request was another, that is to raise the tie both at the beginning and at the end to prevent the curve from touching the note of the lower voice. I solved it, at least graphically, by inserting a User "" and raising the Y offsets by half a point. See attachment. I didn't check if even using and not the more correct tie, the sound is maintained.
If this works, the User "" is also great for tied!

General Discussion / Tie position
Hello, I ask if it is possible to move the tie up or down when it covers notes of other voices. I enclose example. Thanks.

PS: I apologize if my requests are sometimes unclear. They are translated by the online translator...
General Discussion / Re: Insert text
Hi everyone. Working on PageTxt.nw I found that you can space lines using two "% br%", separated by a space. Maybe you already knew, but I would like confirmation. I enclose example of my song.
Have a good evening.
General Discussion / Re: Insert text
As is right, I am attaching the result of my work. Since the chorus cannot be separated from the lines vertically, I created a small indent, lengthening the blank after the second "%". On the other hand, I do not understand HMüller's latest remarks.
General Discussion / Re: Insert text
As always, you are very kind and thorough in your answers. I will try the indicated methods and then I will choose the most valid for my works. They are mostly four-voice manly songs ("mountain choirs", tenors I and II, baritones and basses) with lyrics made up of verses and refrains. I prefer to insert the first line as the line count and then report all the text separately. My difficulties also arise from my almost no knowledge of the English language. So thank you again for your patience. Lorenzo
General Discussion / Re: Insert text
Thanks Lawrie. The verses are inserted as "text" (x). I distance the lines from each other by a number of spaces (from 6 to 8) and the verse from the refrain by a larger space (I always use 10). These numbers are derived from the "position" that appears in the text window. What I'm wondering is why I can't go beyond position 100 if the page is practically blank. I attach the nwc file.
General Discussion / Insert text
I still ask for your invaluable help. It often happens to me that the lyrics of a song, for example when there are many lines, freezes on the "100" position and then it is not possible to insert other lines.
Perhaps the picture explains my problem better: the space inside the red border is not usable.
Thanks and happy Sunday to you. Lorenzo
General Discussion / Very long measure with speech
Greetings to you all.
How could I solve the problem of the measure indicated in the image.
It is the recitation of a "Libera me, domine".
Thanks to those who want to answer.
General Discussion / double dot
I have this problem. In image 1 there is the original to be transcribed. Bar No. 2 has a double dot note in the part of the sopranos and altos. To make the notes with the double dot appear you have to "bring them together" in a chord. In doing so, however, the melodic line of the altos is interrupted. Is there a method to enter the notes correctly by making sure that the double dots show up, like in the original?
General Discussion / Re: REINSTALL nwc after computer crash
I am interested in this topic because I plan to change the PC in the near future. I have the CD of the first installation, with codes and more. Then I performed the paid upgrade of the current version (v. 2.75a.2). Should this data be enough to reinstall NWC without further payment? Thanks and happy Easter to you all! Lorenzo
General Discussion / Re: 2022 starts
It takes little for the new year to be better than the year that is dying. But let's wish it all the same: happy 2022! Health and happiness!
Tips & Tricks / Re: Entering lyrics efficiently
I don't compose music but transcribe choral songs, which often feature impossible lyrics. I will try to put your suggestions into practice. Thanks!
General Discussion / Re: Turn the stems horizontally
I apologize if my request caused confusion and if it was not clearly worded. This is a 4-part song. In the original score, of which I am attaching three bars of the first and second verse, ALL the voices - in the bars shown there are 3 in the first verse and 4 in the second - are inserted in a single staff in the bass clef, as shown in the image (thanks HM of the report). I would like to create four separate staves, in which to insert the 3 or 4 voices and then reunite them in a single staff (layering?) But with the spelling of the original score. I hope I have not made any further confusion. Thanks to you.
PS: I highlighted the attached point in the previous message.
General Discussion / Turn the stems horizontally
Good evening everyone, I simply ask this.
Is it possible to overturn the stems of the notes horizontally? To be clearer: FROM head to left and stem to right A stem to left and head to right. Of course, by changing the direction of the stems at will.
In the attached image, the 3 E (bass clef) should be turned to the left. Since this is a vocal line, which I would like to keep isolated in its own staff, I would not like to use the chord, which would solve the problem in an excellent way. Thanks.
General Discussion / Re: From two staves to three staves
Many thanks, I will read your answer calmly and carefully (and with the translator running). Your observation about the bass clef is correct: the printed score shows it like this! Good day (night?).
General Discussion / From two staves to three staves
I'm transcribing a rather complicated score. At the twenty-fifth measure the two initial staves become three and, alternately, the third staff, the added one, carries the soprano or bass clef. I ask if it is possible to transcribe the score in this way. Otherwise I'll put the four separate staves. I attach some pictures. Thanks and and happy Sunday. Lorenzo
General Discussion / Re: Melisma
Hello, I wake you up from your mid-August sleep with this question. Return to the melisma problem. Is it possible to join two notes of the same pitch with and keep the melisma on the final note? As I hope I have correctly indicated in the two annexes (single parts and joined parts), a tie line of the bass part overlaps the baritone part. I created a slur line (, in red) by lowering it until it does not cover the baritone note. But in doing so the melisma on the second note disappears. In practice, the tie line only serves to maintain the melisma, which must be there. Thanks to you and have a nice warm day.
General Discussion / Final Master repeat close
Good morning to you, I ask for help with a repetition sign placed at the end of the song. Is it possible to eliminate the final  bar, showing only the repeat sign? Otherwise the solution I propose is the pure and simple repetition of the notes, as indicated in the lower staff.
General Discussion / Re: Melisma
Many thanks for the prompt and thorough reply! I did not know the "marker" function. I will practice after this valuable tip.
Out of topic, may I know how did you create the png image files so quickly? [/ i]
Briefly my (not short) procedure:
print from NWC in pdf of the joke in object ---> transformation of the pdf into png or jpg ---> processing of the image file
In short, it took me almost three hours! There has to be a shorter method!
Thanks again and bye!
General Discussion / Melisma
Good day. I always follow you with interest even if I chew very little English (blessed are the online translators!). I came across a passage during a transcript that I solved as you can see in the attachments. To obtain the melisma line, with the traditional slur of the toolbar, you get a rather ugly arc, as seen in Annex 1. By reversing the stem of the first octave, the result is very good (Annex 2), but, since it is a choral voice (I did not put the lower voice), the stem would collide with this voice. The first solution (annex 3) consists in keeping all the stems up, shortening the one of the first octave (second note): in my opinion, not bad. Obviously the u.t. "Melismatic" is inserted. The alternative "text" remains, with the creation of the slur through u.t., magnificent from the graphic point of view (annex 4), but with the problems of the "text" in the creation of the melisma line. Do you have other solutions? Thank you for your patience. Lorenzo
General Discussion / Re: Print the score horizontally
Ciao Maurizio, spero che gli amici del forum non si offendano se ti rispondo in italiano. Hai perfettamente centrato il problema. Ho aperto i tuoi file, ho visto la soluzione che proponi e proverò ad applicarla.
Grazie e buon anno anche a te. Lorenzo

for everyone
Hello Maurizio, I hope that the friends of the forum will not be offended if I answer you in Italian. You have perfectly hit the problem. I opened your files, I saw the solution you propose and I will try to apply it.
Thanks and happy new year to you too.

for Lawrie
Successfully applied the "horizontal" print setting for PDF Creator. Thanks.
General Discussion / Re: Print the score horizontally
You are always very kind, thank you. I've already changed the PDF Creator printer settings. Then I will calmly examine the various points you have indicated to me.
The text I was referring to is the one highlighted in the annex.
Good day.
General Discussion / Re: Print the score horizontally
Thanks. In my request I forgot to mention that I, working and playing (harmonica) on the PC, use PD Creator as a printer. This program does not allow you to set and maintain a horizontal orientation. I've tried several ways, but when I close the program (and NWC) the default setting reverts to "portrait orientation". I would also have a second request, which concerns the text, not the one under the notes (lyric) but all the lines, which are usually written under the last line. Is there a way to position it correctly without anchoring it to a bar, note, bar line? I am always in great difficulty with this topic. PS: if I need to open a new topic for this topic, say so. Good day and happy new year again.
General Discussion / Print the score horizontally
Good day, I always follow you with pleasure. I'm not a musician, just an amateur and moreover half deaf.
This is my question: is it possible to always print the score horizontally?
Happy New Year everyone and thank you.