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General Discussion / Note color question
I am trying to change the color of some beamed notes. When I select the notes and change the color, the note heads, stems and accents change to the new color, but the beams, slurs and leger lines do not. I can then change the note heads to a different color (observation only; I don't actually want to do that.) I would, however, like to know if it is possible to change the beam and slur color. I guess I don't care about the leger line color, since I'm not changing the staff color.
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General Discussion / Staff Line Weight
I've been fooling around with trying to match an 18th century music engraving. The staff line thickness is about 20% of the distance from top of a line to top of the next line. Is it possible to make the lines of the nwc staff heavier without changing the line spacing?  I also need to make the repeat bars with two heavy bars. I think I can simulate that by adding a normal bar and a zero width  spacer. I'm also trying to create an nwc font to match the clef. time signature numbers and the eight note (non-beamed) flag, which is a simple diagonal line. I am also using some of the "new" objects. For instance, the original music had stem up and stem down eight notes (more than an octave apart) with the beam between them. The beam object worked great for that.
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General Discussion / Muted notes
In attempting to create a trill, I put in the trilled note and muted it. Then I followed it with the sounding notes with Visibility: Never. Unfortunately, the muted note still takes up time, as if it were a rest. Why would one want a muted note to take up time? Is it possible to show the muted note without taking up any time? I don't think there is an appropriate character to insert it as text. I know I could use an invisible sounding staff and a muted visible staff (I've done it often), but that seems like a lot of work for one note.
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How is the title positioned on the page? Is room reserved for Author, Copyright, etc. even if those fields are empty? I have the Staff Upper Boundary set to 5, which is the minimum for a five-line staff. There is still over 1/2 inch between the title and the top staff. Is there any way to reduce this, other than disable the title and print it as text, which would be a pain?
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General Discussion / Viwer Mute List
I sent a choir member some .nwc files and a link to the Viewer download. He emailed me that the Mute List is disabled. He thinks it may be a function of his sound driver. Is that possible? He says he has 7 channel sound. How does stereo map to 7 channel? I told him that I think the mute list is a function of the Viewer, and should not be affected by his system.
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What are the workarounds for avoiding dot collisions in layered staves? (And, to open a can of worms: should there be a note property for extra dot spacing? Or to move a dot to a different space?)
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When 2.0 was in preview, I paid the $15 for the 1.75b CD. Since then I have installed all the upgrades to 2.5 on my old computer. That computer died, and I am trying to install 2.5 on the new computer. I successfully installed 1.75b, but cannot figure out how to get to 2.5 without paying another $15. (It would be worth another $15, if that is my only option.) I searched the forums for upgrade info but, while most of the links still work, they don't do what the forum entry says they should do.

I found this post,
The free upgrade to NWC2 requires that you have both the NWC 1.75 CD in hand, as well as the registration label. You can use these materials to upgrade to NWC2 for free, starting at:

https://www.noteworthysoftware.com/nwc2upg/
but the link no longer works.

On another note, I found an old post of mine at https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=4903.msg30651#msg30651. I tried to make this post a reply to that one, but reply didn't seem to be an option. Do threads get "closed/locked" after a certain time?
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I think I found a bug. When a slur spans a hidden note at the beginning of a measure, and that measure begins on a new line, the slur disappears.
Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.5,Single)
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0|Visibility:Never
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0|Visibility:Never
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0|Visibility:Never
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Bar|SysBreak:Y
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0|Visibility:Never
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th,Slur|Pos:0
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0
|Bar
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End
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Is there any way to make the first note of a song the recipient of a tie? I'm starting a song on a second page and the previous measure ended in a tied note. I tried hiding a tied note, but the tie also becomes hidden.
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I am trying to print a 2-part staff with a triplet. Why can I create notes as same-note chords, but when they are triplitized, the notes become separate?
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I'm still trying work-arounds to get triplets to look like I want. I thought I had what I wanted; it looked good in Viewer Mode. But in print Preview (and when printed), the layered triplet brackets do not line up. Is this a bug? (BTW, I have a third layer to add the downward stem to the first note.) This is for printing only. See my next post for why I cannot use chords. Also, was there a way with 2.5 to control triplet brackets (head vs. stem, distance from note,  etc.) or was that my imagination, or an unfulfilled wish?
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The following has not yet been beamed. When you select Automatic Beam, the two sixteenths at the start of the second strain do not beam. Is that because it is not a full measure? Using V2.5.2.

Code: (nwc) [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.5,Single)
|Clef|Type:Treble
|Tempo|Tempo:90|Pos:8|Visibility:Never
|Key|Signature:F#|Tonic:G
|TimeSig|Signature:6/8
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-4
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:2|Opts:Stem=Down
|Bar
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:3|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:4|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:5|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-1
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:1
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-2
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:1|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:1|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:2|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:3|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:2|Opts:Stem=Down
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:3|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:4|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:3|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:6
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:5
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:3|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:2|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:1|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:1|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:2|Opts:Stem=Down
|Bar
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:3
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-1
|Bar|Style:MasterRepeatClose|XBarCnt:Y
|Bar|Style:MasterRepeatOpen|XBarCnt:Y
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:4|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:16th|Pos:5|Opts:Stem=Down
|Bar
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:6
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up
|Bar
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:6
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-1
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:4
|Bar
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:5
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-2|Opts:Stem=Up
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-2
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:1|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:1|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:2|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:3|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:2|Opts:Stem=Down
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:3|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:4|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:3|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:6
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:5
|Bar
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:3|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:2|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:0|Opts:Stem=Down
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:2|Opts:Stem=Down
|Bar
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:3
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:-1
|Note|Dur:4th|Pos:-1
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End
This is very odd. I've pasted this clip about five times. The source is not beamed, but whenever I post the clip and then download it, it is beamed. If I select the clip and copy and paste it into a blank score, it is not beamed. Huh?
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General Discussion / Forum Profiles
As I follow these forums (fora?) I sometimes get curious about where some of the contributers live. I've noticed that many regular contributers have never filled out their location on their profile. I only recently added mine, even though I've been a minor contributer for years. So I'm hoping everyone who sees this (unless you have a strong reason to remain anonymous) to update your profile with your location. (Just for my own curiousity.)
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I have a song with 3 verses and a refrain. I want it to play V1, V2, R, V3, R. The attached file plays V1, V2, R, V3, R, V3. Can someone please explain why V3 plays again. After V1, V2, R the final repeat returns to the beginning (Section Repeat Open), the third ending is taken as expected. When it gets to the final repeat the second time, why doesn't it stop? Do I need to use a DC or DS? The way I have it sems more intuitive.

Edit. changed attachment. Actually plays as I said, except thet the second V3 stops before either ending.
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I'm sure this is something easy. I had an existing SATB piece with 4 separate staves. I added a fifth staff for S2, moved it below the first staff, went to the first staff, and tried to layer it, but "Layer with next staff" is greyed out. Why would that be?
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I had a measure on a very old piece which may have been created in V1. I just opened it in V2 and wanted to change the stem direction. It seems to be impossible. If I copy the measure into a text editor and change the "Down" to "Up" and paste it back and it turns into text. And I can't seem to create it from scratch with the stem either way. I hate to use layering for only one measure.
This one has the wrong stem direction:
Code: [Select · Download]
|Chord|Dur:Half,Dotted,Slur|Pos:-3o|Opts:Stem=Down,ArticulationsOnStem|Dur2:Whole|Pos2:-2o^|Color:0|Visibility:Default
This one seems to paste as text:
Code: [Select · Download]
|Chord|Dur:Half,Dotted,Slur|Pos:-3o|Opts:Stem=Up,ArticulationsOnStem|Dur2:Whole|Pos2:-2o^|Color:0|Visibility:Default
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User Tools / Tool for layering??
   I have been transcribing about 6 songs a year for about 5 years for an annual choir (for rehearsal). I generally want it to look like the original music, which is often 2 staves, one with soprano and alto, one with tenor and bass. I use layering so I can make a version with one part on one channel, the other parts in the other. I would like to see a user tool to help with matching stem lengths between the layered staves. I've been doing it manually, which is a lot of work when the song has many eigth notes. Although I make my living programming, I am not familier with php. It seems that the "user tool" interface can only deal with one staff at a time. Is that correct? I also considered using the .nwctxt file, and running it through some kind of a program or macro to analyze it and create a new  modified file.
   It would have to compare corresponding notes in a pair of staves. If the stems were in the same direction (which may be set, or defaulted) it would make the adjust the stem length of one so the stem ends were in allignment. This is most important for eight notes or shorter, but would not hurt for other note values. It would also set the slur and tie directions for the upper note to upward, and the lower note to downward, unless the notes were tha same pitch. I'm sure there would be other things it could do, but that is what I would start with.
   Right now I need more help with the user interface: how do I get the needed elements to somewhere they can be parsed and edited. Do the "tool gurus" think this is even possible? If you think it's possible, I wouldn't mind someone pointing me to a template, or anything else which might help me get started.