------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Songs LaTeX Package Documentation ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Table Of Contents: I. Overview II. Copyright Notice III. Manifest IV. Installation Instructions V. Help & Support I. Overview The Songs package is for producing songbooks containing lyrics and chords (but not sheet music). Each songs document can produce a lyric-only songbook for singers, a chorded songbook for musicians, a set of overhead transparencies, or a set of digital projector slides, all from a single master document. It can also automatically generate partial songbooks consisting of only some songs from the master document in a specified order. Facilities for automatic transposition and creation of guitar tablature diagrams are also included. II. Copyright Notice The Songs LaTeX Package is copyright (C) 2012 Kevin W. Hamlen. It is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program 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 General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA. III. Manifest This software consists of three main components: 1. The LaTeX2e "Songs" style package for creating songbooks, with source consisting of: songs.dtx (self-documenting source code) songs.ins (installer script for docstrip) Makefile (makefile for generating songs.sty and songs.pdf) 2. The songidx index-generation program, to be compiled from C sources: songidx/*.c (C source files) songidx/*.h (C header files) songidx/*.can (text data files used by songidx at runtime) songidx/Makefile (makefile for generating the songidx executable) (Please note that the "makeindex" program that comes standard with LaTeX is NOT a suitable replacement for songidx.) 3. A sample chord book, lyric book, slide book, and transparency book: sample/songs.sbd (song data for all four books) sample/chordbook.tex (chord book LaTeX source) sample/lyricbook.tex (lyric book LaTeX source) sample/slidebook.tex (slide book LaTeX source) sample/transparencies.tex (transparencies LaTeX source) sample/Makefile (GNU makefile for generating all four books) IV. Installation Instructions 1. The songs/Makefile file generates the songs package (songs.sty) and its documentation (songs.pdf). If pdflatex and makeindex are both in your path, you should be able to invoke Make to generate both: cd songs gmake Otherwise you will need to first edit the top three lines of the Makefile to indicate where pdflatex and makeindex are located on your system. If you wish to use latex instead of pdflatex you must also change the "TEXOUT" line to "TEXOUT = dvi". If desired, copy the resulting songs.sty file to the appropriate place in your LaTeX tree (usually /usr/local/share/texmf/tex/latex/songs). mkdir /usr/local/share/texmf/tex/latex/songs cp songs.sty /usr/local/share/texmf/tex/latex/songs 2. If you want to create song books with indexes, you will also need to compile the songidx program: cd songidx gmake If desired, copy the resulting songidx program to an appropriate directory in your path: cp songidx /usr/local/bin 3. The sample books can be compiled using the files in songs/sample. If pdflatex is in your path, you should be able to invoke GNU Make to generate all of them (note that GNU-compatible version of Make is REQUIRED): cd ../sample gmake Otherwise you will need to first edit the top line of the Makefile to indicate where pdflatex is located on your system. If you wish to use latex instead of pdflatex you must also change the "TEXOUT" line to "TEXOUT = dvi". V. Help & Support The songs.pdf file contains documentation precompiled from the songs.dtx source code. For more support, including example songbooks, songbook editing tools, and self-installing executables for Windows, please refer to the Songs package homepage at: http://songs.sourceforge.net
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songs – Produce song books for church or fellowship
The package provides a means of producing beautiful song books for church or fellowship. It offers:
- a very easy chord-entry syntax;
- multiple modes (words-only; words+chords; slides; handouts);
- measure bars;
- guitar tablatures;
- automatic transposition;
- scripture quotations;
- multiple indexes (sorted by title, author, important lyrics, or scripture references); and
- projector-style output generation, for interactive use.
A set of example documents is provided.
GNU General Public License|
|Maintainer||Kevin W. Hamlen|
|Contained in||TeX Live as songs|
chord notations, as for song books|
typesetting music and related stuff