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Fermata export to MIDI file

The fernata plays correctly when using NWC "play" command, but when exported to MIDI file, and played there, the fermata commands seem to be ignored entirely.
novice user, but eager to learn

Re: NoteWorthy Composer 2.75 Beta 50

Reply #1
There is no MIDI file equivalent to a fermata so NWC ignores them on export. It has been that way for 20 years.
Registered user since 1996

Re: Fermata export to MIDI file

Reply #2
There is no MIDI file equivalent to a fermata ...
That is true, but a fermata can have a performance pause associated with it. Might it make sense to insert an appropriate pause in the MIDI file for this? I have since done a little research on standard MIDI files, and I understand now that there is not support for a "pause". Some MIDI file export programs simulate a pause by inserting tempo changes, but this is not a perfect solution.