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Writing in notation
« on: Nov 24, 2011, 01:54:10 PM »
Is there any way of writing in notation which isn't saved as a PDF?

I want to save some tunes and add notes and pictures and I can't do this with Concertina.

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Re: Writing in notation
« Reply #1 on: Nov 24, 2011, 02:13:04 PM »
Hey Jeff! Howz ya? Long time no hear ....

OK, in what format is the stuff you are writing / working with?

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Re: Writing in notation
« Reply #2 on: Nov 24, 2011, 02:24:41 PM »
If you are on concertina.net, and getting printed notation from abc or whatever, you could open the conversion as a pdf. Then, used the select tool to copy that to the clipboard. Then open up an new MS Word document, paste the clipboard contents in, then you can add pics etc. Works, but it's a bit of a round trip.

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Re: Writing in notation
« Reply #3 on: Nov 24, 2011, 02:35:21 PM »
Thanks Jim. Tried that but, it imports the score as an A4 page.

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Re: Writing in notation
« Reply #4 on: Nov 24, 2011, 03:52:32 PM »
Have you tried using a snipping tool and 'snipping' the score as a jpg or png image - you can then insert that into your favourite application (such as MSWord and resize/annotate at will)

If you are using WIN7 then there is a snipping tool built in (Start>All Programs>Accesories>Snipping Tool or else there are many that you can download from the interweb..

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Re: Writing in notation
« Reply #5 on: Nov 28, 2011, 02:22:50 PM »
Jeff
You can put the PDF score into Word or Excel:

1. Bring up the PDF score on screen
2. Press Ctrl Alt and PrtScn together   to lift a copy of what's on the screen
3. Open up Paint
4. On top toolbar choose edit ..paste
5. You'll have a copy of the ecreen now as a jpg file which you could save, but better if you..
6.Click the "dotted square" icon just below Edit in the top left of the Paint screen
7. use the mouse to select just the score, ignoring the other bits of the image (window edges, tool bars etc), by left clicking top left and dragging to the bottom right of the area you want to keep.
8. Right click and select "copy"
9. Open up a new Word or Excel file.
10. Paste into thatand then save the file. You'll now have the score in Word or Excel.

Sounds long winded but works and once you've done it once or twice you get to do it pretty fast.
I often use Excel for this so I can print a large landscape copy (easier to read for my ageing eyes)

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Re: Writing in notation
« Reply #6 on: Nov 28, 2011, 02:36:20 PM »
I've found a clipping package but, it's called Briss. This, I think, sounds a bit excessive.

 




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