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General Discussion / Re: Selectors
Last post by Flurmy -
Thank you very much, Lawrie.
I was hoping for something more "structured", but your link is a good start.

I completely forgot the right click on the selectors.
No to say about the <alt><x> in "customize toolbars".

How many badly (un)documented tricks in NWC, buried inside old threads in the forum!
User Tools / Re: Multitool PYNWC
Last post by Opagust -
Version 1.3, new tools added:
- Configure new song
- Show collapsible sections

Tool 'Configure new song':
Run this tool after you created and saved a new file from a template, and before you start changing staff labels, channels,
..., removing some staves, inserting tempo, key and time signatures, dynamics, copying and pasting...
All that can be done in one go, with this tool.

On the main dialog window, you see on the left a list of all the staves with attributes name, label, group, channel, volume, stereo pan, muted and visible.
Each of these attributes is changeable. In front of each staff line is a checked check box. Unchecking a box will remove the corresponding staff from the file (1).

Via the buttons at the right you can configure the properties of objects you want to be inserted.
Clicking one of them will open a dialog window, similar to the correspondent 'Notation Properties' window of NWC.
They have 4 buttons at the right; 'Create', 'Modify', 'Remove' and 'Cancel'.
    - With 'Create you schedule the insertion of the correspondent object.
    - With 'Modify' you can change the properties of a scheduled object.
    - With 'Remove' you undo a scheduled insertion.
    - With 'Cancel' you quit the window without any resulting action.
At the bottom of the main window is indicated which objects are scheduled for insertion.

When clicking the 'OK' button at the bottom of the main dialog window (2):
    - the staff changes will be carried out (3);
    - the unchecked staves will be removed;
    - the scheduled objects will be created and inserted in every staff, after the clef;

(1) Hint: You may want to use a template with all the staves that you'll ever be needing, and uncheck those that  you
don't want to be present in the new file.

(2) As in every other tool, the changes will not be saved until after your confirmation.

(3) As a next step you may want to run the tool 'Set staff properties' to carry out within one dialog window all
other needed staff changes (general, visual, midi, instrument, default dynamic velocities).

Tool 'Show collapsible sections':
In NWC you can mark collapsible sections with the boundary objects 'Start a collapsible section' and 'Cancel/forbid collapse from this bar'.
But then it's very hard to see them in the editor, you'll have to use 'Print preview' to see the effect.

This tool is intended to solve that problem by coloring the notes, chords and rests of a collapsible section with a color of your choice.
After that it's easy to locate these sections in the editor.

Remark: You still have to do a print preview to see the real effect, since collapsing will only start and end at system breaks.
But at least now you know in what part of your score they occur.

The tool show a window consisting of 4 frames:
    - 'Collapsible sections': Shows the staves with collapsible sections and the measures from - to.
    - 'Choose Collapse Color'
    - 'Colors in collapsible sections': Shows which colors are now present in the collapsible sections for the notes, chords and rests.
    - 'Options': If there's both 'Default' and at least 1 'Highlight' color in the collapsible sections, you can indicate:
        - Change the color of all notes/chords/rests in the collapsible sections.
        - Keep the non default color(s) unchanged.

You can click 'OK' to do the changes, or 'Cancel' to leave without changing anything.
General Discussion / Re: Scriptorium Update
Last post by Richard Woodroffe -
The Scriptorium has been updated with works submitted by :

John Hooper   Hodie Christus natus est   (Palestrina)
Warren Porter   Ballade Slave   (Debussy)
Bertrand Vanbrabant    Klipp - Klapp Galopp   (Strauss, Johann II)
Mike Gibson   Requiem    (Verdi) Rest in Peace, Mike
Richard Woodroffe    Abendlied (Evening song)   (Schubert)

If you would like to be notified every time the Scriptorium is updated, please send an e-mail  requesting Scriptorium Update
notification to scriptoman "at" tiscali "dot" co "dot" uk

Stay safe

General Discussion / Re: A "0" errant artifact appears in this piece when printed or print previewed.
Last post by tsoilihoi -
You hit it right on the NOSE!   It was a 0 fingering that was attached to a note 4 staves down!!!

I hunted and pecked till I found a place holder that was not attached to an obvious note or fingering and voila, it was
attached to a 0 that was about 16 spaces up towards heaven!  I brought it back down to earth and things are great!
I own you a beer (song), LOL.
General Discussion / Re: A "0" errant artifact appears in this piece when printed or print previewed.
Last post by Mike Shawaluk -
Can you share the actual NWC score with us? I'm sure one of us can find the reason for the artifact if we had the actual score to look at.

I have a possible explanation for the extra character: is it possible that there is an "0" text later in your score, that is far above the staff lines? If the measure it is in is in the following system, the text could be printed beneath the staff lines of the previous system. Does my explanation make sense?
General Discussion / A "0" errant artifact appears in this piece when printed or print previewed.
Last post by tsoilihoi -
Hello.  An unusual artifact has appeared in one of my compositions.  a "0", (page small text, font) has appeared at the 2nd beat of bar 25 and is located just below the first ledger line.  It doesn't show up on the main workspace, but does in the print and print preview!

When I delete the notation in bar 25, the artifact jumps to the same position in another bar.  Its not traveling with respect to the
the notation, nor the single staff.  There is no layering.  When I cut and paste the arrangement to a new staff, the artifact travels with the paste to the new workspace.  It is a "0", from the page small text that I use for violin fingering.

General Discussion / Re: any tricks for tied note decrecendo or crescendo?
Last post by Flurmy -
Yes, Graham, you're right.
Indeed I regularily use the "expression" controller to leave the "volume" for an easy mixing control.
But, alas, as you can see NWC operates more easily on volume.
N.B. Using MPC you have to select how often and whith which step to send MPC messages on MIDI and this is a bit annoying.
General Discussion / Re: any tricks for tied note decrecendo or crescendo?
Last post by Lawrie Pardy -
I'm surprised nobody suggested using the multipoint controller "Expression".
Using this saves having to change default Volume or velocity settings.
Hey Graham, you are correct

For a (de)crescendo on a sustained note, velocity is ineffective.
A volume MPC works as does an expression MPC.  Personally I rarely bother with making the sound work with this construct as my personal requirements are primarily the printed output, not the audio.  As a result I often forget about the expression controller.