Drum-head notation in WMF: possible. 2000-11-16 05:00 am Under limited circumstances, it is possible to have X-head or other alternative note-heads appear in the printout of a NWC composition, when a placeable WMF is used. This does not affect the NWC prgram or original NWC file, nor the MIDI, only the WMF.A WMF contains references to fonts used. If a hex editor program replaces "NWCV15" with some other 6-character font name in the WMF, then the substitute font will appear when the WMF is placed within MS Word or orpened in a graphics program. If you have a hex editor, try it with the Symbol font and see.A free hex editor called "frhed" is downloadable. Search for it.Thus, it is possible (without violating NWC's copyright) to create a substitute font, with ordinary note-heads replaced with something such as crosses or diamonds. Drawn objects, such as stems, ties, and beams, are not affected. It is also possible to replace the 5-line staff with a single line.I have tried this strategy myself, and it works.Is anyon else interested? If so, give me feedback.Important: This is not a method for creating a jazz font, or a "handwritten" font. It is only for substituting note-head shapes.Important: The technique cannot select a single staff within a multi-staff composition. It is a global operation that will change every note-head within a WMF. If you want to have one staff with ordinary note-heads, and one staff with drum-crosses within a single composition, then you would have to create separate NWC compositions with separate WMFs, and interleave them.I am neither a drummer nor a professional font creator. But the technique involved here, once I finish the font, is free and relatively no-brainer.If there is consensus as to what style of note-head is needed, I will proceed. But otherwise, not.