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Text
Advanced display


In page header, footer, text free object, the following patterns are replaced by:
  • $$: the $ character
  • $C: document composer name
  • $D: current date
  • $F: file name
  • $H: current time
  • $L: is replaced by the document lyrics text. This is especially useful, for creating text objects that display the song lyrics verses. When several staves with lyrics are present,  $L"staff name" selects the staff. 
    $L,n extracts only the staff line of index n.

  • $L,m1-m2 extracts only the text from specified played bars. For instance, $L"melody",1-25, will display the lyrics from played measures 1 to 25 of the "Melody" staff.

  • $M: total duration of the music, in mm:ss format
  • $N: number of pages
  • $Oxxx: value to add to the real page number. If you split a music piece into several files, you can print them with consecutive page numbers.
  • $P: page number
  • $Q: page number, only if there are at least two pages.
  • $R: document remarks
  • $T: document title
  • $V: view name
  • $VN: number of pages in the view
  • $VP: page number in the view
  • $Wxxx: clickable link to a Web address (URL)
  • $Y: document creation year

When displaying a text object, some special music characters can be inserted within the string.
This lets you create rhythmic patterns, or insert accidental symbols into standard text.
In the text, insert the sequence $(xxxxx), where "xxxxx" is one of the commands described below.
For example: "CM$(n)7" will display a natural symbol inside a CM7 chord name.

Here is how a command can be built.

Notes written between brackets [] are beamed together.

Notes have to be separated by "+" or a space if they are independent, by an underscore _ if they are tied together. The '/' separator unbeam notes within a triplet.
Notes are always displayed stem up.

- You can add:
    d (double-flat)  
    b (flat)  
    # (sharp)  
    x(double-sharp)
    n (natural)
 
- then, if necessary:
    R if the note is a rest
 
- then the note length:
    1 whole note
    2 half note
    4 quarter note
    etc
 
- then, if necessary:
    . (dotted) 
    .. (double dotted)
 
- then, if necessary, a simple tuplet mark:
:3 simple triplet
:6 simple sextolet
etc
 
 or a complex tuplet mark:
:3:2 for a 3:2 triplet
:6:4 for a sextolet drawn 6:4
 
Some commands can be inserted. They will be active from their position until the end of the command line.

  Size change:
     S0 (small)
     S1 (medium)
     S2 (standard)
     S3 (big)
 
Notes flags displayed as beam:
B

  Color change:
     Cxxxxxx (xxxxxx = color RGB in hexadecimal)

  Symbol spacing:
     Lx (x = extra spacing from -9 to 9)

  Symbol vertical shift:
    Vx (x = positive or negative offset)
 
Note head shape:
     Hx  (x = note shape from A to Z)
        A  Standard shape,
        B  Triangle,
        C  Diamond,
        D  Cross,
        E  Plus,
        F  Square,
        G  Slash,
        H  None,
        I  Flag,
        J  Half circle,
        K  Drop,
        L  Hourglass,
        M  Arc,
        N  Empty diamond,
        O  Truncated cone,
        P  Crescent,
        Q  Left triangle,
        R  Bell,
        S  Concave triangle, 
        T  Convex triangle, 
        U  Johnson triangle, 
        V  Johnson square,      
        W  Bold crossed circle,     
        X  Bold cross,                 
        Y  Thin crossed circle,           
        Z  Thin crossed half circle

Here are some samples :
Command
Display
Tempo $(4.)=200
seqrythm2.jpg
Open HiHat = $(S3HD2)
seqrythm3.jpg
$([8 8]) = $([8_32] 16.) seqrythm1.jpg


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