Also, I print off drafts of the scores. Is there a way to print dates on the scores to help keep up with the changes? Or another way to keep track? I have been putting a number in the title and that helps somewhat.
If you view File Info (File > Info... or Ctrl-I) you'll notice that there are Copyright Notice 1 and 2 fields ... such as a score date ...
has anyone else come up with any more good organizational tips for their composition/engraving work?
I use Eric's PageTxtMaestro to place lots of information in the "Page Number" location. I use information stored in the comments section of the File Info dialogue.
I have been experimenting with adding more information to the score using PageTxtMaestro. I'm having a couple of problems:I can't seem to get the title to load.
I would like the heading to indicate full score, but I need clarinet to show up on the score print out. But I need the top stave to say "full score" to make the header show "full score".
I'm uploading the first couple of measures so you can see what might be the issue. Also, I didn't find a simple solution for adding the date to the score, but I found a Stamp in Adobe that I can add after the final print out using PDFCreator which says "Revised" with the date and time. It is one extra step but I think it is the simplest extra step for me. PDF forge doesn't seem to include the ability to include date in the free version of PDFCreator. Thanks for your help,
You can't have two PgTxt objects if the same kind on the staff - the latter will always override the earlier one
If you are going to use this kind of object a lot I'd suggest adding it to your favourite template and then setting the variables in the Authoring Info|Comments field.
I thought I'd update this post. I've been using the stamp feature in PDF to stamp a "revised date " prominently on my scores and that has been helpful. It's not automatic so I'm not always consistent.
I only see 2 concerns:1) you would need to install a python interpreter - not really a big deal I wouldn't think.2) it needs to be run manually each time you go to edit the file whereas an object would just happen.
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