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CTAN pack­age up­date: songs

Date: Jan­uary 31, 2009 2:18:49 PM CET
This pack­age has been up­dated on tug.ctan.org and should work through the mir­ror­ing sys­tem in a day. Thanks, Jim Hef­feron Saint Michael's Col­lege ........................................................................ The fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion was pro­vided by our fel­low con­trib­u­tor: Name of con­tri­bu­tion: songs Author's name: Kevin Hamlen Lo­ca­tion on CTAN: /macros/la­tex/con­trib/songs Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: Songs pack­age up­dated to ver­sion 2.7! Li­cense type: gpl An­nounce­ment text:
The Songs pack­age has been up­dated to ver­sion 2.7! Since the last CTAN an­nounce­ment many use­ful im­prove­ments have been added in­clud­ing: * A more flex­i­ble and user-friendly key­val syn­tax for en­ter­ing song in­for­ma­tion * A chord-re­play sys­tem that al­lows users to type chords only once when mul­ti­ple verses of a song use the same chords * A cho­rus-re­play sys­tem that can au­to­mat­i­cally in­sert a copy of the cho­rus on fresh pages when gen­er­at­ing foils for an over­head pro­jec­tor * The au­to­matic trans­po­si­tion sys­tem now rec­og­nizes and cor­rectly trans­poses solfedge names for notes. * Multi­na­tional char­ac­ters can now be used in in­dex files. (Sort­ing of multi­na­tional char­ac­ters is based on the ma­chine's cur­rent lo­cale set­ting.) * More than two columns in song sec­tions are now pos­si­ble. * The chord-re­play sys­tem now sup­ports mem­o­riz­ing and re­play­ing mul­ti­ple se­quences of chords, stored in user- de­fined reg­is­ters. * Graph­i­cal be­gin- and end-re­peat signs can be type­set with \lrep and \rrep. * Se­quences of chords grouped over a sin­gle syl­la­ble can be re­played ei­ther to­gether or sep­a­rately over a sin­gle syl­la­ble or mul­ti­ple syl­la­bles. * Many bug-fixes and ad­di­tional cus­tomiza­tion op­tions have also been added. As al­ways, the lat­est ver­sion of the songs pack­age, in­clud­ing song-en­try util­i­ties and self-in­stallers for Win­dows, can be down­loaded from the pack­age web­page at: http://songs.source­forge.net
This pack­age is lo­cated at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/la­tex/con­trib/songs . More in­for­ma­tion is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/songs (if the pack­age is new it may take a day for that in­for­ma­tion to ap­pear). We are sup­ported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/user­groups.html .

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.

Ver­sion3.0 2017-06-05
Main­tainerKevin W. Hamlen



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