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Topics - Lawrie Pardy

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Hi peoples,
I've just read the update from SEBC in this topic:
https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=9684.0
and it got me to thinking.

Is there anything in the lua environment, NWC libraries, the user object environment, or any other method to allow one to extract file system metadata?

If such a thing is possible then it should be possible to create an object that can print selected metadata.

I envisage such an object would allow the user to print selected info, like the filename, last modified date and time, maybe even file size etc..  I also see this object being able to be selectively printed as a watermark, with user controlled scaling to enable coverage up to the whole page and at a selectable angle.
2
I've gone to the dark side...  Actually the VERY dark side...

After 12 years I've had to retire my XP laptop, so I bought a new Dell (G3 17) with Win10  ARGGHHHH

I'm not a fan of Win10 and I'm not real happy with the trackpad on the Dell but I can live with both.  The real problem I'm having is with scroll boxes in dialogues.

E.G. if I open the staff transposition dialogue and try to click an arrow by tapping the trackpad (my normal habit) in the "how many semitones" scroll box it will seem to click twice - every time - I have to actually put the specific number in via the keyboard.  Clicking pressing down the lower left corner where the actual button switch is located and making it operate the switch seems to be OK

Same thing applies pretty much across the board, like setting the transposition or the pitchbend range in the staff properties dialogue on the Instrument tab OR and instrument change dialogue.  Actually, it happens in EVERY numeric scrollbox I've tried.

Does anyone have this problem on:
  • a different model Dell running Win10
  • a non-Dell Win10 machine?
  • a Dell running any version other than Win10?
  • any machine running any version other than Win10

Any clues would be appreciated - very unhappy camper here  :'(
3
Hi people - is anyone else having trouble with the online object sync?

You know, the <Ctrl+J>, Online Synch... (button) - firewall/AV warning - OK process
Currently results in "Unable to connect" for me.

Is the sync. site misbehaving, or have I suddenly developed a problem that I haven't had before?

4
Hi you guys that have skills in user objects.  A couple of years ago (forum isn't telling me the exact date :( ) I made a request for a decoration enhancement for master repeat bar lines.  https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=9261.msg66135#msg66135

Lloyd graciously came up with a wonderful solution I've been using regularly ever since.

Now I have another request: oversize time signatures.

Occasionally the scores I play for musicals have a time signature that is significantly larger than you would normally expect.  They extend from the centre line the same way that a normal time signature does, but instead of being completely enclosed in the staff (I.E. each number is 2 spaces high), they extend above and below by approximately an additional space to space and a half.  Think scaled by 150% to 175%.  This can be really, really helpful.  Especially if the score is busy.

Ideally the object would detect a time signature, make sure it's been made "invisible" and overlay it with the same characters but scaled by 150% to 175% (scaling perhaps able to be specified).  It may need to default to preserving width too...

See the example attached for an excerpt from a real world score I'm currently rehearsing.
5
It's occurred to me that in addition to the Online Synch option in the "Manage Objects" dialogue, it would be useful to have a button that would check online for objects that are NOT installed.

This would be a simple and easy mechanism to find desirable objects that might otherwise be missed.  If the same result window also had the ability to launch your browser with a link to the objects' description thread and examples it would be even better as you could see how the object is used.
6
General Discussion / Merry Christmas
Hi all,
just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

I hope you are all able to enjoy this season by sharing it with family and friends.  Great conversations, great meals together, time spent just loving each other and, of course, making wonderful music together.

For myself, I'm about to go to a short church service where my friends and I will share some time together worshiping Jesus, then back home to lunch with my kids; their spouses; my granddaughter and my wife's brothers and their wives.  Gonna have a good day :)

Lawrie
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General Discussion / PageTxt.nw object
Hi Eric,
I have a couple of suggestions for possible enhancement of the PageTxt.nw object:

a) could the object be modified to have an additional variable available that permits printing the total number of pages?  Is this data even available?  Surely it would be at print time...

What I'm aiming for with this is to be able to set the object with the "Text" of:
%Title% - %StaffLabel% - Page %PageNum,1%/%TotalPages%
(Italics to indicate proposed new variable.) which would allow the printing of "Page x/y" or perhaps "Page x of y"

b) can the object be modified to optionally NOT print on the 1st page.  I know I can achieve the same result by putting the object somwhere on the second page instead of the first, but it is easier to position the objects at the start of each staff instead of having to figure out where the second page starts for each instrument.
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I have this , umm, unusual problem, and it's probably one for Eric to consider.

Due to circumstances I prefer not to go into I've wound up with 2*Novell single server networks with separate eDirectories  (Novell's directory service - think AD, 2 different ones, if you're a MS person) that I log into concurrently.

Some machines default to one, others to the other and my main workstation running Win7 logs into one then maps a drive onto the other (thus requiring a second login that I manage automatically in the login script) - this seems to be where the problem stems from.

My primary storage of NWC files is on one server while my backup files are configured to be stored on the other server for this machine.  If I open a file on the same server as the backup location all is fine, BUT if I open a file from the other server I get a dialogue that says:

File: filename.nwc (whatever I happen to be working on)
Unable to create a backup for this file.
Save anyway?

with Yes and No buttons.

The file saves just fine, but I cannot get a backup.  If I move the backup location to the same server as the file I'm working on all is OK, but this is not a good solution for the particular circumstances I'm working under.

I'm more interested in determining if this is a general networking issue (don't have multiple AD's or MS Domains to test with as a comparison), a specific issue related to eDirectory or even some kind of multiple server issue.  Maybe it would even happen when storing files on one PC and having backups on another on a Workgroup - I can test that one, but not just now.
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Hey Eric,
I've been using these objects quite a bit lately and I LOVE 'em :D  You have a very happy boy here.

BUT (you just knew there was gonna be one didn't you?) I've discovered that the contents of the "Text" field of the PageTxt.nw gets corrupted by Global_Mod.

E.G. I have a template that has this object on every staff.  The contents of the Text field are:
%Title% - %StaffLabel% - Page %PageNum,1%

As you know, I'm a big user of Global_Mod, and it seems each time I run Global_Mod on a staff the contents of the Text field of PageTxt.nw objects gets a double quote or apparently escaped characters added at each end so this:
%Title% - %StaffLabel% - Page %PageNum,1%
becomes this (changes in red to stand out):
"%Title% - %StaffLabel% - Page %PageNum,1%"
then the next time I run a Global_Mod command I get this:
"\"%Title% - %StaffLabel% - Page %PageNum,1%\""
then this:
"\"\]\"%Title% - %StaffLabel% - Page %PageNum,1%\]\"\""
then this:
"\"\]\"\]]\]\"%Title% - %StaffLabel% - Page %PageNum,1%\]]\]\"\]\"\""
and so on.

If I use it on one staff it only affects the PageTxt.nw object on that staff, if I use it in file mode it affects all of them, as you would expect. 

I haven't spotted it happening to any other object, but would I be going out on a limb here to suggest that perhaps Global_Mod needs an update?

To generate this example the Global_Mod command I used was:
Tempo,Tempo==180 Visibility=TopStaff

NB, there were no Tempo marks in the test file, but I discovered the corruption in a file that had 2 on each staff.

I just perfromed a second test with the Global_Mod command:
Text,Font==User6 Pos+=2
and got the same result.
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General Discussion / Happy New Year
Well, it's just turned midnight here.  Given we're in daylight savings mode I guess it isn't really 2016 for another hour yet, but who cares?

Happy New Year!

11
General Discussion / Merry Christmas
Hi everyone,
I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year from "Downunder"

Lawrie
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Hi guys.

Eric, thank you for this new facility.

Those who have created objects, thank you too.

I have recently had to notate a couple of "quick and dirty" scores for a Christmas Carols band I've got happening for my church this year, and with the new objects things that use to take me ages with text objects or things I simply never bothered with are now easy.

This product just keeps getting better and better, and the opportunity for user input in the offerings available are excellent.

Thank you all again,
Lawrie
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Hi you guys that have skills in user objects:

Occasionally, scores I play have "decorated" repeat barlines - they have "wings" similar to the orchestral brace which helps make them easy to find, especially in an unfamiliar piece.

Some time ago I played with creating "handwirtten" style barlines in a font, to be used by superimposing them on existing barlines - even wrote a user tool to do it, but it's a bit of a pain when compared with the usefulness of a user object.

I envisage puting a user object at the beginning of a staff, and then whenever a master repeat open or close barline is encountered, it gets enhanced - preferably with a controllable extension so that the decoration can be varied to taste.

Any takers?
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User Tools / Help with Global_Mod
It used to be me helping people with Global_Mod issues, now I need some help...

With the advent of the new User Objects in NWC2.75, I needed to make a change to some Arpeggio objects I'd used.

A dump from the "Variable Dump For Developers" tool gave me this:
Code: [Select · Download]
A text representation of the NWC2ClipItem object for each clip line is shown below. This was generated using NWC2Clip Version 2.51.

NWC2ClipItem Object
(
    [ObjType] => Clef
    [Opts] => Array
        (
            [Type] => Treble
            [Fake] =>
        )
)

NWC2ClipItem Object
(
    [ObjType] => Chord
    [Opts] => Array
        (
            [Dur] => Array
                (
                    [Whole] =>
                )
            [Pos] => Array
                (
                    [0] => -6
                    [1] => -4
                    [2] => -2
                    [3] => 1
                )
            [Fake] =>
        )
)

NWC2ClipItem Object
(
    [ObjType] => User
    [Opts] => Array
        (
            [Arpeggio.ms] =>
            [Pos] => 4
            [Speed] => 4
            [Fake] =>
        )
)

NWC2ClipItem Object
(
    [ObjType] => Chord
    [Opts] => Array
        (
            [Dur] => Array
                (
                    [Whole] =>
                )
            [Pos] => Array
                (
                    [0] => -6
                    [1] => -4
                    [2] => -2
                    [3] => 1
                )
            [Fake] =>
        )
)

The relevant portion is this:
Code: [Select · Download]
NWC2ClipItem Object
(
    [ObjType] => User
    [Opts] => Array
        (
            [Arpeggio.ms] =>
            [Pos] => 4
            [Speed] => 4
            [Fake] =>
        )
)

With a Global_Mod command of:
User Speed=8
I was able to change the speed successfully BUT it also added a "Speed" parameter to all the other non Arpeggio.ms user objects on the staff  :(

I tried every syntax I could think of to specify ONLY Arpeggio.ms objects to no avail.
E.G.
User,Opts.Arpeggio.ms Speed=8
User,Opts.Arpeggio\.ms Speed=8
User,Arpeggio.ms Speed=8
User,Arpeggio\.ms Speed=8
User,Opts.Arpeggio.ms== Speed=8
User,Opts.Arpeggio\.ms== Speed=8
plus a bunch of others I can't remember...

Any suggestions?
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http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33282745

...Above all, I have learned that musicians are a superior race. We are lucky to share this planet - or any other - with them.
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General Discussion / Data Security
A member of another forum recently contacted me RE CryptoWall.  At the moment there's not a lot that can definitely be done because of the nature of the encryption.

It's predecessor, Cryptolocker, has been broken and keys are available - they MAY be able to help with Cryptowall but don't count on it.

Now, the attack vector is via email and file attachment.  Of course the ideal is to delete all questionable emails without opening them.

This sounds good in theory, but most people who use fat email clients like Outlook also set it to display the currently highlighted email - this must open the email to do so and will execute any code that opening an email will do - you can get infected REALLY easily this way.

My advice is TURN OFF preview - yes, I know it's inconvenient but it's a lot less inconvenient than losing your data, or worse, having it encrypted and an extortion notice to decrypt - how bad is it knowing your data is there but you can't get it because some mongrel has encrypted it.
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It's Christmas Eve here in Oz:
Where I am it's overcast, a little steamy and threatening rain.

That's all just fine by me, 'cos it's CHRISTMAS.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

...and may we all have a very happy and prosperous new year.
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Hi guys,
I've been having a hunt around trying to find some detailed information on selector modification and location of selector files.

What I've found is somewhat confusing...

First selectors seem to be in the config folder, then they're supposed to be in the ToolbarBitmaps folder (which I don't have), but there aren't any in config either.

Now I know the filenames: 100.nwc, 101.nwc etc. but where are they?  A search of my entire machine does not disclose ANY selector files.., yet I have active selectors... The standard default ones from my 2.51 upgrade.  And where in the folder structure are they supposed to be?

There is also a smattering of information about in the beta threads from before the release of 2.51, but no aggregation of information relating to selector management that I can find.

So...  can anyone give me a quick and dirty guide to the care and feeding of selectors please?
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About 6 years ago I started playing with a way to make a handwritten style barline to overlay the standard NWC barlines to go with my SwingDings suite and try to complete the package.

There were a few challenges, mainly the fact I couldn't hide the standard barlines and still make everything work properly.

I have a feeling I communicated about this with either the forum or the Newsgroup once before - I don't remember which nor how much (if at all).  A quick search of this forum didn't reveal anything so I figure it must have been the newsgroup.

Still I made it work OK and have used it a few times, but discovered I didn't really care all that much about implementing the styling, so it languished for the last 6 years.

However, I recently "got an urge".  What sparked it was how often, when using printed scores, I would use a pencil to extend the lines on repeats to make them more visible, kinda making them into stylized brackets.  This got me to thinking about my SwingBars font...

So I modified that font, and created a new one called StraightBars, with associated scripts.

SwingBars has 10 alternative single barlines and 3 sets of decorated barlines - dashed barlines are not catered for.
StraightBars is set up the same, but the script ONLY uses repeat barlines.

The tools place the text barlines centred at next note/barline, sometimes, like at the end of staves where there is a decorated barline, it may be necessary to manually modify the text to be left justified at next note/barline

When you create your file, make a user font to be the Barline font you want to use and set its size to match the staff metrics.  The default is User5 - you can easily modify the script to change this if you want.

The basic user tool command is:
wscript scripts\TextBarlines-LP.vbs <PROMPT:parameter:=*>
or
wscript scripts\StraightBarlines-LP.vbs <PROMPT:parameter:=*>

Font installation is easy, extract them from the zip file, then copy to C:\windows\fonts (assuming you're on C drive and not D or some other drive) - DO NOT EXTRACT DIRECTLY to the fonts folder - the font installer gets confuzzled and doesn't work if you do this.

Copy the scripts to wherever you normally put your user tool scripts (I use the default Scripts folder under the Noteworthy program folder)

Please have a look and let me know what you think - they aren't really "finished" at this point but are most certainly useable.

Oh yes, running this script is probably the last thing you would want to do when editing.

If you need to undo the barlines for any reason, the Global_Mod user too with the paramaters Text,Font==User5 DELETE wil work - assuming the font is in the default User5 location - otherwise modify to suit.

Thank you.
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General Discussion / Some humour :)
Received in a forwarded email, all serial numbers carefully removed...
 
I think I get it...  or not...  maybe...
 
=========================
Subject: Fwd: an interview with huxtable p. downes, jazz columnist for the gold coast bulletin.
 
Interviewer: Can you explain jazz?
 
Dude: I can't but I will.  90% of all jazz is half improvisation. The other
half is the part people play while others are playing something they never
played with anyone who played that part.
So, if you play the wrong part, its right. If you play the right part, it
might be right if you play it wrong enough. But if you play it too right,
its wrong.
 
Interviewer: I don't understand.
 
Dude: Anyone who understands jazz knows that you can't understand it. Its
too complicated. That's what's so simple about it.
 
Interviewer: Do you understand it?
 
Dude: No. That's why I can explain it. If I understood it, I wouldn't know
anything about it.
 
Interviewer: Are there any great jazz players alive today?
 
Dude: No. All the great jazz players alive today are dead except for the
ones that are still alive. But so many of them are dead, the ones that are
still alive are dying to be like the ones that are dead. Some would kill
for it.
 
Interviewer: What is syncopation?
 
Dude: That's when the note you should hear now happens either before or
after you hear it. In jazz, you don't hear notes when they happen because
that would be some other type of music. Other types of music can be jazz,
but only if they're the same as something different from those other kinds.
 
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Hi guys,
I hate to complain, really I do, but has anyone else noticed the change to the forum "folder" icons?  Are you happy with it?

It used to be that a forum with unread posts was very obvious, the folder changed shape and colour (went yellow IIRC), but now the folders remain the new shape and go from grey to grey/blue.  I find this less helpful.  Not impossible mind, but I have to look more carefully now instead of being able to see changes at a glance.

Eric, mate, is there any way we could go back to the old ones?  Pretty please?

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This is just cool.  While it fits the category of "parody" it's really much too good to be dismissed as a simple parody.  I love it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxvMkSKRWOA
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A little long but well worth the read - pretty funny really :)

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=15614&pg=8&page=1#.UrFHMfsS3Tr

I especially like the bit about the trombone player - it's way too close to the truth - ask me how I know :/

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Hi everyone,
yup, I'm being totally shameless - see if you can pick which one is me :)

I have a lot of fun playing in this band :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sDiY___u8s
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Sooo, has anyone in the States seen the latest remake of "The Great Gatsby", directed by Baz Luhrmann?  It opened in the US on the 10th.  Being in Oz I won't get to see it until the 30th as that's when it opens here.

What I'd like to know is if anyone noticed a white guy with a pretty big, mostly greyish beard dressed in tails with a boater on his head and weilding an old King 'bone?

I have no idea whether I ended up on the cutting room floor or not, but if you did see him, it was me :)

The gig came about when a buddy of mine forwarded a request from his agent for musicians to audition as extras for "an upcoming, big budget movie" - I figured "why not, I've never done anything like this before", went to the casting call and ended up getting the gig.  It was certainly a different experience...  The semi-controlled chaos of a big set like that was quite enlightening.

It was also a bit like history repeating itself: In 1944 the film "The Rats Of Tobruk" was made - it featured scenes filmed on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia and my father was an extra in it (he was serving at the time and it seems the army "volunteered" a bunch of troops to help), so maybe we both made it into film :)  He never managed to see himself in the movie, he was just another head with a "tin hat" on it, I'm hoping I'm a bit more visible - guess I'll find out on the 30th ;-)
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Takes about an hourm but well worth it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgVLLDf7HbU

If you want a shorter excerpt that features trombones:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtuj4lgJ9vw
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Either I'm missing something or I've found a problem...

If you create a staff and put a gap in it, it works as expected.  Now, layer another staff and there are staff lines...  No matter if you copy the gap objects you still get staff lines...

Make several gaps to get an early end of one staff and an indent on the next (for a coda) and even stranger things happen.

Using NWC 2.5.5

Example:
Use page setup to hide staff-1 to see how it should look, then unhide staff-1 and check out what happens.
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I understand that Avid owns Sibelius.  I have read elswhere that Avid are divesting their consumer products in a downsizing exercise.  

One source (which I haven't found again) said that Sib. was being dropped.  Now I find this hard to believe, BUT if this is the case, then a reliable Sib. to NWC import could be a fantastic opportunity for NWC to expand.

We all know that Sibs approach to notation is quite different to NWC, but NWC's easy user interface should make up a lot for the effort involved in changing.

Thoughts anyone?

Of course, this is dependent on the rumour being correct.  I just wish I could find where I read about it, or corroborating sources :(
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I stole this from another forum, but it's definitely worth repeating:


There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed a desire to become a great writer. When asked to define "great" he said:

"I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, wail, howl in pain, desperation, and anger!"

He now works for Microsoft, writing error messages



I literally laughed out loud when I read it  :)
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General Discussion / Certificate error?
Just got a certificate error.  The certificate wasn't for "www" rather than "my"...  Not a big deal IMHO other that it might put some people off if they don't understand.
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General Discussion / Mute staff groups
I'm currently working on a fairly large big band score and I've made a few changes to my work methods to try and make things easier.  By and large this has worked very well, but it has also highlighted what I think might be a useful addition.

I would like to be able to mute/unmute staves based on which groups they're part of, similar to the way we can currently make staff groups visible/invisible in the editor.

Comments anyone?
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YOU KNOW YOU'RE AUSTRALIAN IF:
* You believe that stubbies can be either drunk or worn.
* You pronounce Melbourne as 'Mel-bn'.
* You believe the 'L' in the word 'Australia' is optional.
* You can translate: 'Dazza and Shazza played Acca Dacca on the way to Maccas.'
* You believe it makes perfect sense for a nation to decorate its highways with large fibreglass bananas, prawns and sheep.
* You think 'Woolloomooloo' is a perfectly reasonable name for a place.
* You're secretly proud of our killer wildlife.
* You believe it makes sense for a country to have a $1 coin that's twice as big as its $2 coin.
* You understand that 'Wagga Wagga' can be abbreviated to 'Wagga' but 'Woy Woy' can't be called 'Woy'.
* You believe that cooked-down axle grease makes a good breakfast spread. You've also squeezed it through Vita Wheats to make little Vegemite worms.
* You believe all famous Kiwis are actually Australian, until they stuff up, at which point they again become Kiwis.
* Beetroot with your Hamburger... Of course.
* You believe that the confectionery known as the Wagon Wheel has become smaller with every passing year.
* You believe that the more you shorten someone's name the more you like them.
* Whatever your linguistic skills, you find yourself able to order takeaway fluently in every Asian language.
* You know what it's like to swallow a fly, on occasion via your nose.
* You know it's not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to handle and a seat belt buckle becomes a pretty good branding iron.
* Your biggest family argument over the summer concerned the rules for beach cricket.
* You shake your head in horror when companies try to market what they call 'Anzac cookies'.
* You still think of Kylie as 'that girl off Neighbours'.
* You know how to abbreviate every word, all of which usually end in -o: arvo, combo, garbo, kero, metho, milko, muso, rego, servo, smoko, speedo, righto, goodo etc.
* You know that there is a universal place called "woop woop" located in the middle of nowhere...no matter where you actually are.
* You have some time in your life slept with Aeroguard on in the summer.
* You know that the barbecue is a political arena; the person holding the tongs is always the boss and usually a man. And the women make the Salad.
* You say 'no worries' quite often, whether you realise it or not.
* You've drunk your tea/coffee/milo through a Tim Tam.
* You own a Bond's chesty. In several different colours.
* You know that roo meat tastes pretty good, but not as good as barra, or a meat pie.
* You know that some people pronounce Australia like "Straya" and that's ok.
* You have a thong tan...not on your backside!
* And you will forward this list to other Australians, here and overseas, realising that only they will understand!!!
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Like the subject line says:
totally off topic - congratulate me!

I'm a first time Grandpop :D :D :D :D

My son and his wife just had my first grand child - a grand granddaughter :)

Unfortunately, I don't get to see her until tomorrow :(
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In reading another thread I became aware of some problems in my *TextEuro fonts.

Basically, I've discovered some mapping errors in the *TextEuro fonts.  I will need to correct these - this is frustrating because I went to a lot of effort to avoid errors and have missed mistakes with several characters that are, in fact, there, but are mapped incorrectly.  I cannot do the corrections overnight but I'll make them available as soon as I can.

This also raises the problem of distribution - there are many thousands of copies of these fonts out there that I know of - possibly many thousands more that I don't know of...

Given that I must make these corrections, are there any additional characters that should be included?  Euro variant fonts only please...  Be aware that there isn't a lot of room available for extras...

I offer my sincerest and most humble apologies for this nuisance.
39
Some funnies just must be shared - captured from Facebook...

All of you who play musicals will appreciate this :)
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I found this on a forum recently and was... amused :)

So, which one are you?

http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/index.htm
41
General Discussion / Time for a smile...
I was just going through my wallet looking for something and came across a small slip of paper I'd put there years ago. It had the following text:

Bob: "When did you get that trombone?"
Keith: "I borrowed it from my neighbours son just recently."
Bob: "I didn't know you could play the trombone."
Keith: "I can't. And now, neither can he."

Just thought you all could use a smile :D
42
General Discussion / Merry Christmas
MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone - I was gonna wait till midnight but I'm too tired, so you're getting it now. :D

I pray that we will all have a blessed time this season and a blessed and prosperous new year. To put it in scriptural terms:
"I would that you would prosper, even as your soul prospers."
I believe 2011 will be a year of change, let's look forward to what God has in store for us!
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G'day Patrick,
couldn't reply as your inbox is full, so response below:

I need to produce something like~~~ turned through 90 degrees. I would then need to create that effect in midi format using a very fast arpeggio in a layer.  I guess some one will have achieved this already.

Ahh, an arpeggio - easy, same fonts, different character.  For the audio there is a user tool...

Check this thread:
https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=7581.msg52439#msg52439
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I mean I REALLY gotta get me one of these :)

Check it out - I just want one - it's even the right colour :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8PlJTBSc_Y&feature=player_embedded

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For those interested in playing with alternative synths, this discusion on the PGMusic forum about a free version of Sampletank might be of interest.

I've downloded this product but haven't yet had time to play with it.

http://www.pgmusic.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=290413&an=0&page=0#Post290413
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G'day all,
problem resolved...
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G'day all,
Every so often the subject of how lead sheets, or adding chords to music published in NWC, can be done, comes up

Given that I do this a lot, it occured to me that I might have something worth sharing, so I created the following document, LeadSheetsInNWC2.pdf, as my gift to the NWC community for the new year.

It is available from the Scripto in the "Explanations" section of the "Helpful Files" page:
http://nwc-scriptorium.org/helpful.html#Explanations

I hope you find it informative and helpful.  Feedback is solicited.
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Howto-LeadSheetsInNWC2
This document has now been published.  Please see:

https://forum.noteworthycomposer.com/?topic=7065.0
for details.

Thanks everyone.



G'day all,
I wonder if a few of "the usual suspects" would mind giving me a hand.

I've prepared a "Howto" for making lead sheets, or at least a description of the way I do it and need proof readers and critics to have a look at it.

If Rich, Rick, MusicJohn, Bill and perhaps one or two others could PM me to register their interest and I'll reply with a link to the PDF.  I would prefer "old hands" rather than newcomers as they are more likely to spot any errors.

Rich, when completed you can have it for the Scripto

Thank you.
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I'm not if this has been brought up before or not..

The following construct displays incorrectly:
Code: [Select · Download]
!NoteWorthyComposerClip(2.0,Single)
|RestChord|Dur:8th|Opts:Stem=Up,ArticulationsOnStem|Dur2:Whole|Pos2:-3,-2
|Note|Dur:8th|Pos:3|Opts:Stem=Up
|Note|Dur:Half|Pos:3|Opts:Stem=Up
!NoteWorthyComposerClip-End

The quaver on the 4th space should be to the right of the semibreve on the second line.
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I had hoped to be about 15 or so hours earlier than this, but my internet link has been incredibly unreliable for nearly a day.

Anyhow:
[move]MERRY CHRISTMAS[/move]

everyone.

May God richly bless you all and may you all have a very happy and propserous new year.