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
$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
- $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
- $P: page number
- $Q: page number, only if there are at least
- $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
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
Here is how a command can be built.
Notes written between brackets  are beamed
Notes have to be separated by "+" or a space if they
independent, by an underscore _ if they are tied
together. The '/' separator unbeam notes within a
Notes are always displayed stem up.
- You can add:
- then, if necessary:
R if the note is a rest
- then the note length:
1 whole note
2 half note
4 quarter note
- then, if necessary:
.. (double dotted)
- then, if necessary, a simple tuplet mark:
:3 simple triplet
:6 simple sextolet
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.
Cxxxxxx (xxxxxx = color RGB in
Lx (x = extra spacing from -9 to
Symbol vertical shift:
Vx (x = positive or negative
Note head shape:
Hx (x = note shape from A
Thin crossed half
Here are some samples :
$([8 8]) = $([8_32] 16.)