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Can you save an NW2 file as a MIDI?
Is there any way to save a NW2 file as a MIDI file? I know it is possible to do so with a NWC file, but what about NW2?

Re: Can you save an NW2 file as a MIDI?
Reply #1
You'll love this one. File, Export gives you just what you want.

Re: Can you save an NW2 file as a MIDI?
Reply #2
Of course, that has been hashed about before. "Save As" creates the impression that the file has the same information, merely being in a different format. "Export" creates the impression that perhaps something is being lost in translation. So, "Export" ought to be (and in NWC2, is) the correct menu descriptor, since MIDI contains less information that the original NWC (1 or 2) file.

Re: Can you save an NW2 file as a MIDI?
Reply #3
It is a classic trade-off. NWC1 used to have an import/export menu, but we constantly fielded questions about how to save as MIDI. So, we moved this into the Open and Save commands. Now, we get questions about why the notation does not look the same after saving to MIDI. Since the volume of these questions never really changed much, Export/Import seems the most appropriate, and is what appears in NWC2.

Re: Can you save an NW2 file as a MIDI?
Reply #4
Why not have both saving to midi and export to midi in the menu?

They do the same thing, but users don't all think alike.

Re: Can you save an NW2 file as a MIDI?
Reply #5
Hmmm... it has been removed from "Save As" with good reason, as stated (not by me) above. It could only be reinstated with a disclaimer "please note that some information may be lost when saving in MIDI format".
Something like saving a Word-document as a *.txt file...

Re: Can you save an NW2 file as a MIDI?
Reply #6
Yeah, but MS Word -> .txt file *is* a "Save As..."...

Re: Can you save an NW2 file as a MIDI?
Reply #7
Oui, je sais, mon brave.