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General Discussion / Re: "strange" score
I figured by the time you would be the first to respond.
Thank you and I will try the solutions you proposed.
Happy Sunday.
General Discussion / "strange" score
Good morning to you,
I wonder if it is possible to obtain what I indicate in the attachment:
- single size
- dotted bars joined to the top line
- in a 2/4 time signature get a 3/4 note, minimal with a dot (if it's not a mistake...), even if the time signature is absent.
Thank you.
General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas 2023
Not just music and notes!

Like the fire of a match in the darkness,
like the snow that falls and covers the ice,
like the clear sky after a downpour.
Like bread pecked by a robin.

Like the full moon on the night,
like the light wind on the valley,
like the silence after the storm.
Like a flower blooming in a jar.

Like a lullaby on a cot,
like the sleep of a sleeping child,
like the stories told by dad.
Like the night Baby Jesus comes.

Like a kiss scented with love,
like a warm caress in the hand.
like coming home from afar.
May the coming year be so for you.

Happy New Year!
General Discussion / Re: Finished Software?
I bring my opinion as a simple user, completely ignorant of programming.
I have purchased music notation programs over time: Sibelius (First), Finale (Print Music). I've tried various versions of MuseScore.
For what my opinion is worth, no one has the agility (pass me that term) of NWC.
If we then add the availability of expert users, whom I thank here, what more could we wish for? It would be a real shame if NWC disappeared from our monitors. I hope the elusive Eric (is that him?) listens to us.
Thank you and good day.
General Discussion / Re: Filtered properties
No, I didn't tamper with the registry and I didn't have any crashes. However, I have reconstructed the list step by step (choosing the properties one at a time) and I will consult the key you indicated. Thank you.
General Discussion / Filtered properties
Good morning,
working with the new tools (plug-ins), I noticed this.
By selecting part or all of a staff, the list of "properties" (notes, rests, ties, user tools, etc.) included in the selected range appears in "Filtered Properties". Now it doesn't happen like that anymore, at least for me. Now I have to choose the filtered property from a second window. If present, the number of presences appears as before, otherwise a 0 appears.
User Tools / Tremolo
Good morning to you.
I'm trying to insert a tremolo between two semibreves. I already did it in a previous bar, but with two half notes. Evidently it came to me by accident! Now I can't assign the "rest chord" status to the two mini rests.
I proceed like this: I insert the two rests of the value of half the notes joined by the tremolo, between the two rests I insert the "tremolo" object which however does not appear.
I also ask: can the tremolo bars be detached from the note stems?
I attach two images. Tremolo 1 ok, but bars stuck to stems, tremolo 2 fails.
Thank you.
General Discussion / Re: Icon appearance
Ciao Maurizio,
the transition from W10 to W11 created many problems for me and not just for NWC. What I mentioned in the forum is of minimal importance, we will get used to the "celestial" icons. I confess that if I had known I would have stayed with W10.

(During the various manipulations on the programs, I also reinstalled Musescore (v. 4) and attracted by the graphics I tried it. Very rich, almost too rich! After a few days I returned as a "prodigal son" to the good old NWC with the blue icons!!!)

General Discussion / Re: Icon appearance
I tried in the file properties, there is no possibility to change the icon. It would be possible to change the program icon, but that is already with the "black" appearance. Let's keep the blue for the files!
Thanks anyway.
General Discussion / Icon appearance
Good morning friends,
In your opinion, is there any valid reason why after switching to Windows 11 the nwc file icons went from "black" to "blue" appearance?
Thank you.
User Tools / Re: Very basic help with User Tools required, please
CopyVolVel.js by Opagust
Installation instructions:
   Command Line: "Wscript YourScriptsFolder\CopyVolVel.js <PROMPT:Copy:=|Volume|Velocities|Both> <PROMPT:Act upon:=|Visible_Staffs|All_Staffs> <PROMPT:Execution Mode:=|Modify|Show|Help>"
   Input Type: File Text
   Under 'Options: Check 'Returns File text'

   There are 3 execution modes : 'Modify', 'Show' and 'Help'. 'Modify' is the normal mode, 'Show' shows the generated output in stdout (without modifying your file), 'Help' shows the Helptext.

Lorenzo, come vedi sei in compagnia!  :))

Beccata per caso questa discussione! In compagnia, sì, ma senza capirci nulla. E poi ho sempre paura di creare problemi al PC (appena rinnovato e non del tutto funzionale) e me ne sto tranquillo. Ciao.
General Discussion / NWC code
Hello everyone,
in the afternoon I picked up my PC from the repairman. The operating system had cracked with the latest W10 update. Full reset and installed W11, which I need to familiarize myself with.
But I can't find the way to enter the registration codes up to v. 2.75a, the one I had before the crack. I bought for the first time in 2002, I updated in 2010 and 2014, always paying.
For the v. 2.75a the update was free.
I wrote to NWC, no reply.
Anyone have suggestions?
I am also willing to repurchase, but having already paid...
Thank you.
General Discussion / Re: MIDI files
There is some strange reason!!!
With Microsoft GS... it works. I confess that I am groping in the dark, blindly following your instructions.
But in NWC ---> Tools ---> MIDI in the right window (Device used by play back) I have to leave only Microsoft GS... leaving CoolMIDI... and VirtualMIDI... in the left window (Available play device ), otherwise the NWC play becomes silent as well.
Anyway thanks!
General Discussion / Re: MIDI files
I'm forced to resume this discussion because again the MIDI files in WMP are opened (not in VLC, where the above error message appears) but cannot be heard. If I want to listen to the MIDI files created with NWC (export...) I must first convert them to MP3. I don't want the problem to be precisely in the "export...".
I loaded CoolSoftMIDImapper and VirtualMIDIShynth, downloaded from the link suggested by Lawrie. For me it is a very difficult subject!
I repeat that in NWC I hear very well, other audio files (e.g. recordings of my harmonica playing) with GoldWave also very well.
The problem is MIDI.
Thanks for the help and pointers.

PS: here in northern Italy, 3 pm, very hot and muggy.
General Discussion / Re: Chords with opposite tied
Thanks Mike!
I didn't stop! By dint of trying and trying again, I discovered that the first note of the chord must be inserted (both a semibreve and a minima and a semiminima, etc.), giving the sign (/) but without adding the tied note. Then the second note of the chord must be inserted, in the same way. The two ties have opposite directions. Then the two tied notes are entered.
I will consider and and test with your suggestions in mind.
Good day.
General Discussion / Chords with opposite tied
Good evening to you,
explain to me why in the first measure I managed - completely by chance - to give opposite directions to the tieds on two notes of a chord. In the third measure I can't get the same result.
In general, how is it possible to give opposite directions to the tieds of the notes of a chord, even more notes? Does it depend on the direction of the stems? And when these aren't there (e.g. semibreve)?
Thank you.
Tips & Tricks / Re: smaller notes
I understand.  I feel like I can say, "Nothing fundamentally important." 
Thanks to you.
Tips & Tricks / Re: smaller notes
Here is the full score.
It is a spiritual with voice and piano. I've highlighted the affected parts, plus another piece with weird (for me) noteheads.
Thank you.
Tips & Tricks / smaller notes
In the piano score that I'm transcribing I came across these smaller notes in a few measures. I ask:
1. what are they
2. how they can be transcribed respecting the different dimensions
Wishing you a good night/evening/morning, thank you.
General Discussion / Zoom levels
I ask if the value of the zoom levels after the first one (2, 3 and 4) in the print preview can be changed.
I would like them a little lower.
Thank you and a good day to you all.
General Discussion / Re: two problems
I thought worse!  I'll check the support tomorrow but I think I already figured out the mistake with your suggestions.  For the stave jump I had to study the two example files very well.  Always many thanks to you.
General Discussion / Re: two problems
After a few hours of work this is what I managed to combine. Tell me what's right and what's wrong.
Thanks, good evening.
General Discussion / Re: two problems
Thank you all.  After grandpa's morning activity I'll try to put your suggestions into practice.  Lorenzo
General Discussion / two problems
Good morning,
in my simple scores I have never come across the two problems I propose.
1) passage from one stave to another
2) oblique line from one stave to another.
For the second one I tried with a simple text, is there any other solution?
I haven't solved the first problem.
Thank you.
General Discussion / Re: beat repetition
Hi Lawrie,
I'd like to close this two-way conversation.
I downloaded the program from the second attachment and installed it.
But now, where do I get the graphics to use them in NWC?
Excuse my ignorance!
Thanks again and happy Sunday.
General Discussion / Re: beat repetition
Could this be okay?
I spaced out the invisible notes and then placed the text mark in the best position, in the middle of the bar.
General Discussion / Re: beat repetition
Very well, thank you.
I will calmly review all attachments.
For now I've entered all the repeated notes. Of course, this way the score is rather "heavy".
Cordial greetings.
General Discussion / beat repetition
 Good morning to you,
I wonder if it is possible to use the beat repetition sign (.//.) both graphically and functionally.
I enclose the piece of the score that presents it to me.
Thank you.
General Discussion / Re: Contacting Support
Hi, I changed PC last August. The seller passed all the data from the old PC to the new one, including NWC, which worked out of the box like on the old one. But don't ask me how it was done!
Instead I'm interested in knowing this. I have the initial CD, ordered in June 2002. If I had to start over with this, would the various updates be available?
Thank you.
General Discussion / MIDI files
Good morning,
I'd like to point out a problem of mine that has nothing to do with the topics dealt with in the forum but for me it is important and... I know that you are very helpful and I am perfectly ignorant.
My PC hasn't played MIDI files for a few weeks now. I usually use Windows Media Player. The MIDI file progresses but nothing is heard. I opened them with VLC media player and this message appeared:
MIDI Synthesizer is not configured:
A sound font (.SF2) file is required for MIDI synthesis.
Install a soundfont and configure it from the VLC settings (Input / Encoders > Audio encoder > FluidSynth).

Greetings to everyone.
General Discussion / Re: Duplet
Great, done!
Many thanks, Lawrie.
I couldn't have done it without your step by step guide.
Good morning!
General Discussion / Duplet
Good morning,
I have to insert the duplet in two places. How can I do? I saw that there is a plugin but I am not able to use it. I downloaded it but who knows where it went. Can you give me clear instructions on how to insert this particular function into my score?
Thank you.

PS: Please consider the "language" factor  :-[  :-[  :-[
General Discussion / Re: Changing the key signature
Listening as a former chorister, unfortunately no longer in business, it's really nice to hear these "tricks" of the trade. Well done and some as usual always available!
Tips & Tricks / Re: Slurs or ties direction
(In the preparation of my message I had written: "There is a solution: select everything and give the desired direction to the slurs in the "notes" field". Then I deleted this part  :)) ).
I wish I could do this BEFORE, i.e. set the direction of the slurs (ties) independently of the direction of the stems. Eg: if I write the bass part, stems down and slurs/ties down too. Am I asking too much? The solution you proposed (and which I still use) remains valid, even if it is a bit more laborious.
Furthermore, sometimes the slurs (only the slurs...) thus obtained have a horrible appearance, they look like bird traps...
With patience you have to use the markers to accommodate them!
Anyway thanks.