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General Discussion / wrong repeat
I attached a portion of music by Tallis to show my problem.
From the "complete" file I took the last 5 measures of the S and A staves in which a repeat occurs.
I replaced the master repeat open bar way to the end to shorten the time you have to listen.
By coincidence I made apparently a correct tie in the S staff to the first note in the 2nd repeat; and this staff plays OK.
I tried to make the same tie in the A staff but after a lot of trials I gave up and you see the unchanged staff, which plays incorrectly.

Can somebody point me in the right direction?
Tips & Tricks / Re: PDF to NWC conversion
A little late, but maybe worthwhile.
For this I use PDF2MUSIC PRO which in the try version converts 1 page at a time. Save the xml-pages with for ex. page numbers in the file names. Then import xml files into NWC and save them as well. Staring frome nwc file1 you can add the staves of file2 etc.
General Discussion / Adjustment of lyrics to the score
Until now adjustment of lyrics to the score works just fine. And it still does if I type it myself.
However I downloaded a nwc piece and I wanted to correct in some places where for instance I wanted a syllable to go with  a number of notes instead of one.
If I use in that case the trick with ";" normally the next syllable shifts to the note after the slur. But in this piece it shifts too far!
In the lyrics I find no unknown characters. I removed a portion of the lyrics and typed them again: problem stays!
It is a piece (Missa tempore quadrigesimae; the credo-2) with 6 whole notes/ measure.

Can somebody help me with this?
General Discussion / Re: Printing title of song
The NWC program won't do it.  A couple of workarounds:

1.  Figure out where the centre* of the top line of page two will be, and enter your title there as text.  While you're "there," if you're printing ensemble parts, add the instrument name at the same time.

In your word processor there are functions to make headings. That can be used to incorporate anything you like and repeat it on every page. In NWC uncheck title information etc and copy the page with only the staffs on it and paste it to your word processor. It works for me in Word and Libre Office.
General Discussion / Re: NWC2 and Linux (Ubuntu 11.04)
Can anyone tell me how i run my registered NWC2 in Ubuntu. I had no problems installing and running the NWC2 demo after having installed Timidity and Wine

I am using NWC2 in Ubuntu with the same programs you mention. Being no computer expert I can only tell my own situation. In my pc windows 7 is installed and NWC2 is also installed in that environment. Later I did a dual boot installation with Ubuntu 11.04 + wine + timidity.
In Ubuntu I go to Program Files (in the windows partition), Noteworthy and click on the exe file. Then Noteworthy appears: with better sound than in W-7! I can open all the *.nwc files I have made previously in W-7.

Could it be, that Wine needs a number of other files residing in the Noteworthy map in Program Files?
Tips & Tricks / PDF to NWC
Recently I found a program: PDF2music and PDF2music Pro.
Both programs can convert a PDF document with music to its own music notation. It does not work with scanned images in PDF but only when a music part is converted to pdf. But there are a lot of pieces available in the right pdf format.

Both programs can export the piece to a number of formats, but only the Pro version to xml.
Both programs can be downloaded as a free version; the payed versions have more functions.

Still, the free Pro version works when you let it export just one page at a time to a corresponding xml file. This page can be transformed to NWC with the XML2NWC tool. In the end you can combine those different nwc files to one file with the whole piece. Then you can edit the piece for your own use.

To convert a NWC file to pdf you could install Libre Office Writer (free) where you can paste the pictures made with NWC. This program has a button which exports the file directly to pdf.
General Discussion / Re: How Old are You?
I seem to a baby compared to you all with my 71 years....
I am using NWC to make midi- and pdf files for our choir members. Each voice can be highlighted by giving it ff where the other voices are set to p(iano). So you can hear your voice clearly and can still follow the flow of the music.

I also have found a very useful program: pdf2music pro which converts pdf music files into notation which you can export to *.xml. And then with the NWC tool this xml file can be imported to NWC. The complete program is quite expensive, but the free program can be used to export each page separately to *.xml and convert that page to NWC. With copy&paste the complete piece can be made.
Tips & Tricks / Re: Bar lines

David,  I think Brado is writing about the virtual keyboard within the NoteWorthy program, not a plug in midi keyboard.

If you use the virtual keyboard to enter notes, then indeed, the barlines are entered automatically.

I use a plugin midi keybord and Noteworthy still adds barlines! (Yamaha xyz) And I use the latest program.
Tips & Tricks / Bar lines
When I enter a score with a keybord I start with a blanc staff without key or Tempo assignment. I enter the notes (all quarters) using only the "white" keys.
Advantage: After completion you add the key to the staff and you only have to correct some notes which have should carry extra notation (like crosses etc..).
While entering notes with the keybord NWC adds bar lines automatically supposing you have a 4/4 measure.
To get rid of these bar lines you place a very big measure, for instance 100/4 at the front of the staff, and then with Tools, Audit, Bar lines you delete all the bar lines.
Then you remove this big measure and you have a staff without key, tempo assignment or bar lines.
Then you enter the correct Tempo assignment, edit the staff for note length and bar lines.

Writing it down gives the impression that it is a clumsy operation, but for me it gives the quickest results.