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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.

Version3.1 2018-09-12
Copyright2009–2018 Kevin W. Hamlen
MaintainerKevin W. Hamlen



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