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How do I edit members of an existing chord?
After I create a chord, is there any way to change the members in the chord without rebuilding the chord? I just want to change one note from A# to A natural.

Re: How do I edit members of an existing chord?
Reply #1
You can selectively remove chord members by pressing Ctrl+Backspace while the insertion point is immediately to the right of the target chard member. The Ctrl+Backspace command essentially performs the reverse operation from the Ctrl+Enter command.

You can find other useful keystrokes in the help file, section Keyboard Guide.

Regards, Support Staff

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Reply #2
The given solution is only partial. There should actually be something like "vertical selection" in addition to the existing horizontal selection possibility.

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Reply #3
I recently download NWC as an evaluation. It works great but I wonder how can I add accompaniment over the staves. I mean something like A, Dm, F, B etc.

Thanks in advance.

Antoine

Re: How do I edit members of an existing chord?
Reply #4
Chords can be added as text at a point above the staff.
They need to be placed just ahead of a note with the preserve width attribute off.
It may be necessary to add some padding with spaces before the text to align the chord with the note.
Use # and b for sharps and flats.

Re: How do I edit members of an existing chord?
Reply #5
If you have Preserved Width OFF then you have to select the small diamond symbol representing the insertion point.
Grant's tip above is the easiest way to select the symbol.

Re: How do I edit members of an existing chord?
Reply #6
I too am evaluating NoteWorthy. How can I modify an inserted text? I'm not more able to select it.
Thanks for your attention
Marco Losavio

Re: How do I edit members of an existing chord?
Reply #7
You should be able to select the text simply by moving the cursor to the left or right of the text insertion point and typing <Shift><right-arrow> or <Shift><left-arrow> respectively. Once the text is selected you can delete using <Delete>.

If you want simply to delete without selecting, move the cursor to the left or right of the text insertion point and type <Delete> or <Backspace> respectively.

Re: How do I edit members of an existing chord?
Reply #8
hey is there a way, when importing midis, change all of the midi triplets to noteworthy triplets

Re: How do I edit members of an existing chord?
Reply #9
Triplets are imported incorrectly, but consistently. They can be fixed using keyboard macros. See Helpful in the Noteworthy Scriptorium.

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Reply #10
When I want to import midi file with the lastest versin of NoteWorthy, what do should I do to do that ???

Re: How do I edit members of an existing chord?
Reply #11
File --> Open --> select a midi file. The new version is smart enough to know that you want to import it, and you're taken through the import dialog.

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Reply #12
I have a question for everyone...if anyone is in here. How do you create a trill on the shareware version of Note Worthy Composer???

Thank you

Re: How do I edit members of an existing chord?
Reply #13
It's the same in any version:

1) for the look of a trill, use the Boxmarks font available from the Scriptorium (www.vadu.com/nwc)

2) for the sound of a trill, write out all the little notes. Copy & paste can be helpful here.

3) for both, create a visible but muted staff that looks right and an audible but hidden staff that sounds right.

Re: How do I edit members of an existing chord?
Reply #14
Interesting chat, in here! I use Noteworthy Composer for professional use (yes, I'm registered!) and it works great! As easy to use as a text editor! My only problem comes when I get to print my stuff, and most characters I cheat with (Staccatos, trills, multiple bar rests, etc), I have to re-edit them all the time and it eats in my schedule - takes too much time! Now what I'd REALLY need is functions, not fonts! Now, Mr. SysOp, will there be any improvements in that direction in future upgrades?

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Reply #15
I mentioned this once before, but it's worth mentioning again:

A Windows metafile from NWC (File>Print Preview>Copy to file)can be opened and edited in some drawing programs. This is great for fine-tuning the appearance of sheet music to be printed. Of course, it does nothing whatever to the "sound" music.

I realize that's not the same as editing within NWC, but I have a couple of expensive programs to compare it to, and neither of them is very useful for within-program appearance editing.

Re: How do I edit members of an existing chord?
Reply #16
Yes, and by the way - to all users - Metafiles are great when you have to send files to someone - as long as he has the Noteworthy font on his computer! (Question marks in my head concerning copyrights...)

As to the appearance of the charts, with all the add-ons and fonts in the User's Help section, it's great! Although I might suggest - for those fonts - to add a couple more characters which might be useful to the pop-jazz domain of writing! Noteworthy's real close to entering in the big competitive market alongside the ones mainly used in the big music schools! Its interface - as I mentioned earlier - which is more reminiscent of a text editor makes it a MUCH EASIER program to use that the others...

But I can't help but mention that functions will always have a step over fonts! Especially when it comes to printing your pages and the adjusting of text characters take time...

Re: How do I edit members of an existing chord?
Reply #17
I just need to insert rests into chords. Any tips?

Re: How do I edit members of an existing chord?
Reply #18
Can't be done, AFAIK. You can insert chords into rests, though, as long as the chord's duration is longer than the rest's.

The general all-purpose way to get around these limitations is to insert the rest as a text item in the NWCV15 font. Set one of the User fonts (in File/Page Setup/Fonts) to NWCV15. The appropriate font size for NWCV15 varies with the staff point size (in File/Page Setup/Options); for a staff size of 16 it looks like a font size of 20 is about right. When you insert the text item, set the Display Font to the one you mapped NWCV15 to (e.g., User 1); rests are mapped to the characters "lmnopqr", starting with the whole rest. "z" maps to a dot.