AFAIK Unicode doesn't work directly on NWC lyrics. That's -beside other things- why I don't generally use NWC output as a final product, but convert per page basis to EMF and do the rest of the editing in OpenOffice Drawing.
I was going to ask this but discovered myself (aint I smart? ) and wanted to share:
So you have quite a few user tool scripts with various parametres stored under your Tools > User Tool... dialogue as I do? Probably you'd like to to make a backup of them now and then. But how? So simple.
They are stored in a plain text file named nwc2UserTools.ini under the directory defined in Tools > Options > Folders > Config Files, which is by default \NoteWorthy Composer 2\Config.
None if you're going to record it playing, unless you wish to post-edit your midi file in a sequencer such as Cakewalk etc. But the mentioned programs above, which do the midi-to-wav recording without really playing your file, require a midi file.
. If what you're asking is literary quarter tones, then inserting a pitch bend controller with the value of +/-4096 will do the job. For more complex tuning tasks, you'll need to calculate the necessary pitch bend values using third party programs such as Scala or Harmonic Analyser.
. General User GS is my main SF. On Robert Lim's recommendation, I loaded sYnerGi-8MB on Synth B. Add a few single instruments and organ dumps, here is my current list (second level indentation showing instrument numbers):
#000 GUGS 1.35
#024 QUACK'S NYLON
#041 SOLO VIOLA
#073 KURZWEIL FLUTEMUMN
#075 CLAVIONA PAN FLUTE
#010 AWE Organ
#042 WARM CELLO
PS: Will replace the Creative SW Synth's ECW with the 8MB one. Thanks for the reminder, albeit an indirect one. ;) .
Sorry for missing this thread (and the forum in general).
Please send email to ertugrulinanc at superonline dot com for the font. It's been "in progress" ever since, which is why I haven't submitted it to the Scripto. Maybe I should have it uploaded as beta anyway.
- NWC is Unicode incapable and although I'm a loyal customer and fierce supporter of NWC I have to say that it's a great incapability for a type of DTP in our age. I hope Noteworthy Software consider getting rid of this incapability in the near future, which has been a nuisance for non Western European/American users ever since.
That all said, you can use all Latin characters in a suitable font changing its Script value accordingly in Page Setup > Fonts. -
- FWIW, in old versions of NWC1 (maybe prior to 1.70) we used to import and export MIDI as we do in NWC2. The open/save as vs. import/expert paradigm is an intermediate one, between the identical old and new.
- What exactly do you want to use the pitch bend function for? Let us know it first. If you wish to apply slides/glissandi using it, the usage is simple. If what's in your mind is retuning your piece, then, although the basics are similar, you will need to do more work.
The basic principle goes likes this: A pitch bend controller simply changes the frequency of the note it is applied by values of 8192, which is one tone in the MIDI standard. The "initial" value in the controller dialogue sets that. The settings 2, 3 and 4 set the values of the same note (or following ones) according to the duration set by the "time resolution".
"Absolute" makes the controller work in "steps" as in a piano or harp glissando, while "linear sweep" enables a sliding as in a bowed/wind instrument or voice.
The controller sets an initial value of -8192 (whole tone) to the following note. After one quarter note worth time passes, it switches to -2731 and so on. Finally, the note ends a whole tone higher than its written value.
For a sweep effect, change "absolute" to "linear sweep".
The above plants were me testing with various browsers. (Apium graveolens, both the root and the leaves cooked with olive oil, is a treat and Petroselinum crispum's juice is probably the best natural cure for diabetis. Have the plant itself raw or with your salad.) I noticed that user bios are hidden to the non logged in.
- My choice of free PDF creator has been PDF Creator for a while, which seems to be working without any noticeable problems and producing decent results. It installs itself as a printer and all you need to do is printing your document using that printer.
However, my standard way of producing printable scores involves post editing the EMF output (Print Preview > Copy) of NWC2 in OpenOffice drawing application, which can export directly as PDF.
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