@(#)$Id: README,v 1.3 2010-04-12 18:04:29 rathc Exp $ - - - - - - - - - R E L E A S E N O T E S - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LaTeX Songbook Style, Version 4.5, 2010/04/30 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Copyright (c) 1992--2010 Christopher Rath All rights reserved. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Christopher Rath <firstname.lastname@example.org> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Legal Stuff: This package is free software; with the exception of conditionals.sty, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by version 2.1 of the Free Software Foundation (conditionals.sty is public domain and not bound by LGPL). This package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this library; if not, I'll be glad to provide one. Changes in Release 4.5: * at Adam Fletcher's prompting, this release contains a new per-song compactsongmode Changes in Release 4.4: * at Donald Arseneau's request, added language to state that conditionals.sty is public domain Changes in Release 4.3: * found a problem with the optional parameter to the xlatn environment added in Release 4.2; that optional parameter has been removed * a new songTranslation environment added to provide the required capability for the Artist index option * added a new song to the sample songbook to act as a test case for translation Changes in Release 4.2: * added a new Artist index option * added a new optional parameter to the xlatn environment; in support of the new Artist index option chordbk, wordbk, overhead: These styles have been used to produce the songbooks for our church. We needed to produce books that our song-leaders could use, as well as books for use in the congregation; so, these styles were written. The `chordbk' option is used to print a songbook with words and chords, and it also supports a `compactsong' option which lays out the song in two columns per page instead of one (the `wordbk' and `overhead' options do not support compactsong mode at present). The `wordbk' option is used to print a words-only songbook. The `overhead' option is used to print overhead transparencies. They all use the same LaTeX input file. `Wordbk' and `overhead' modes simply ignore all of the chord information. songbook.dtx: This is both the formal documentation for the Songbook style as well as its source code. A .pdf file is provided, as well as the .tex file. sample-sb.tex: This is a sample songbook. This file is used to produce the sample???.dvi files included with this package. To regenerate the .dvi files, simply uncomment the appropriate \document line and re-LaTeX the file. Manifest: conditionals.sty Donald Arseneau's conditional tests. contrib/ Directory containing user contributed utilities. LesserGPL.txt Terms & conditions under which the style is distributed. mksbkdx A shell script to make the index by song key. mksbtdx A shell script to make the index by song title. relnotes.txt The songbook package release notes (this file). sample-sb.tex A sample songbook. sampleCBK.pdf Sample-sb.tex formatted using chordbk.sty. sampleKdx.pdf The sample key index run through LaTeX. sampleKdx.tex Key index for the sample songbook. sampleOH.pdf Sample-sb.tex formatted using overhead.sty. sampleTdx.pdf The sample title index run through LaTeX. sampleTdx.tex Title index for the sample songbook. sampleToc.pdf The sample TOC run through LaTeX. sampleToc.tex TOC for the sample songbook. sampleWBK.pdf Sample-sb.tex formatted using wordbk.sty. songbook.pdf The \Songbook's documentation. songbook.ist The songbook package makeindex .ist file. songbook.dtx The base style file. songbook.ins Install script to create .sty from .dtx. Support: Please email me for help using the files. Please let me know about any bugs and problems. There is a SongBook Style home page. Its URL is: http://www.rath.ca/Misc/Songbook/ I will make bug fixes, other user's contributed macros and scripts, and the latest release of the software available on this web server. Christopher Rath email@example.com (613) 824-4584 1371 Major Rd. Ottawa, ON Canada K1E 1H3 Local Variables: mode: indented-text fill-column: 79 End:
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songbook – Package for typesetting song lyrics and chord books
The package provides an all purpose songbook style. Three types of output may be created from a single input file: “words and chords” books for the musicians to play from, “words only” songbooks for the congregation to sing from, and overhead transparency masters for congregational use. The package will also print a table of contents, an index sorted by title and first line, and an index sorted by key, or by artist/composer. The package attempts to handle songs in multiple keys, as well as songs in multiple languages.
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|License||GNU Library General Public License 2.1|
|Copyright||1992-2010 Christopher Rath|
|Contained in||TeXLive as songbook|
|MiKTeX as songbook|
typesetting music and related stuff|
chord notations, as for song books