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Features / Re: Suggestion: a good start for footnotes Insert > Char > Footnote#
« Last post by dragonfly on October 25, 2018, 06:13:30 pm »
This tip follows on from my earlier suggestion that to improve on search performance you download and analyse the lilypond snippets repository.

We will attempt to leverage open source semantic analysis tools to work with Atom and Scribus.

Assuming that you have downloaded the lilypond snippets repository.

Proceed to this website ...

http://www.laurenceanthony.net/software.html

and download AntConc to match your local system.

There are other companion tools but AntConc should be sufficient for music notation.

Launch AntConc and the first requirement is in Global Settings > Files
and set Default file type to ALL then hit Apply button.

This ensures that lilypond files ending in *.ly will be analysed with other file types.

Now we navigate to AntConc File > Open Dir ...

I had downloaded and placed the Lilypond repository here ..

$HOME/Music/lsr-snippets-all-2018-10-23

and I select this target directory in AntConc.

This shows in left panel ... Total Number 3439 (the number of ALL files in the lilypond snippets repository).

Starting with field in Search Term - words

type some search term such as "bass" and hit Start.

After the search is completed browse through the tab views ..

Concordance | Concordance Plot | File View | Cluster NGrams | Collocates | Word Count | Keyword List

You may have to hit “Start” again as you switch tab views.

A useful tab view is Concordance.

e.g. type in search field some music term such as “bass” and click on any “bass” keyword coloured in blue.

This takes you to File View tab to preview the location where the keyword is located.

The file location is given at top of window.

Another useful view is Concordance Plot which shows where the term appears in each file.

Hopefully this concordance tool will improve your productivity.
I hope that it is not too technical.

These concordance analysis tools can be used to analyse any content and not just music notation. For example an author of any publication might wish to scan through a several hundred page book to search for terms.
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Code / Re: Compiling scribus with qt creator
« Last post by a.l.e on October 24, 2018, 05:17:22 pm »
found: you have to set WANT_DEBUG=1 in the "Debug" build configuration...

more information in here:

https://github.com/aoloe/scribus-manual-development/blob/master/content/qt-creator/qt-creator.md#debugging
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Features / Re: Suggestion: a good start for footnotes Insert > Char > Footnote#
« Last post by jack_cat on October 24, 2018, 04:22:33 pm »
Thanks! Working on all this...
jack
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Beginner Talk / Re: Change Text
« Last post by AdmFubar on October 24, 2018, 03:50:36 pm »
select the "white stripe" , then go to the properties pallet , look for colors option . There are to buttons, stroke and fill, make sure stroke is set to none.:)
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Features / Re: Suggestion: a good start for footnotes Insert > Char > Footnote#
« Last post by dragonfly on October 24, 2018, 01:13:04 pm »
Re: unwanted indent of pasted text in Atom ...

After further study of Settings ...

Open Settings Panel (Edit > Preferences)

Open the Editor settings panel link (just below Core link at top)

In there are these settings ..

Auto Indent                  .. default is enabled
Auto Indent on Paste     .. default is enabled

Try unticking Auto Indent on Paste.

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Beginner Talk / Change Text
« Last post by freund55 on October 24, 2018, 11:54:58 am »
Hi all,

I wish to create a white-stripe behind some text to increase readability. I would like to use an oval shape, but I keep running into the problem of a border on the shape. I can't figure out how to not have some type of line. Even a hairline adds a solid white line.

Any ideas?


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Features / Re: Suggestion: a good start for footnotes Insert > Char > Footnote#
« Last post by dragonfly on October 24, 2018, 12:12:27 am »
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To make this easy, I copy and paste the code from an entire previous measure, 3 or 4 lines usually, and then edit that, rather than re-typing.

You might find the Atom “snippets” feature to be useful. There are two types of snippets.cson files.

One is global, found by Edit > Snippets and is the default core package installed .
Another is local (to each project) and requires the package "modular-snippets" to be installed. The local snippets.cson file is then located at the root of each project.

You can then build a snippets library of lilypond scripts you want to paste. You will need to learn how to use this feature. Basically in snippets.cson you write some alias which refers to the block of music notation.  To use the snippet you go to the start of a line, type the shortcode alias, then tab. this pastes the snippet into the editor.

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Atom has some kind of auto-indent feature which confuses me. SOMETIMES when I copy and paste such a code block, it indents it the same as the block above. OTHER times, it re-indents the whole block and thus the pasted blocks wander farther and farther toward the right side of the window unless I then delete all of the extra tabs and spaces at the beginning of the lines.

What don't I understand about this feature?

Start by selecting the pasted code and then applying .. Edit > Lines > Autodent to see if that fixes the rogue indents.
There are two further features:
Edit > Lines > Indent
Edit > Lines > Outdent

this tip was found here ...

https://www.sitepoint.com/12-favorite-atom-tips-and-shortcuts-to-improve-your-workflow/

under Auto Indent.
“One annoyance I have is when I copy code from somewhere and the indentation is all over the place. Luckily, Atom has you covered. Select the code and head to Edit > Lines > Auto Indent.”

There might be another cause but try this first.

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... and then spend an hour or two looking through the docs for the necessary code snippet and trying to understand it.
.

Surely we can improve on this turnaround time for research. 
I would start by copying the entirety of lilypond repository (snippets) and doc (separate downloads) into a local folder in Atom repo to avoid hopping to and fro between Atom editor and documents.

The repository of snippets is here.

http://lilypond.org/snippets.html

http://lsr.di.unimi.it/download/

http://lsr.di.unimi.it/download/lsr-snippets-all-2018-10-23.tar.gz

I will try out one or two tools I use for searching local repositories.
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General Discussion / Re: Windows 10 and link to forums
« Last post by a.l.e on October 23, 2018, 11:36:29 pm »
the link to the forums does work here... but, yes, i tend to recall that some browser on mobile have issues with redirecting from http to https (the link is http, but the page is https only)
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Features / Re: Suggestion: a good start for footnotes Insert > Char > Footnote#
« Last post by jack_cat on October 23, 2018, 10:34:48 pm »
Dragonfly: Now I am really off topic but please indulge me: This is a question about copying, pasting, and auto-indentation in Atom.

While editing a lilypond file in Atom, it is very convenient (per the recommendations from lily users) to write one measure at a time and run lily-compile to check the output before going further (as it is really easy to screw up and then have difficulty finding the error). To make this easy, I copy and paste the code from an entire previous measure, 3 or 4 lines usually, and then edit that, rather than re-typing.

Atom has some kind of auto-indent feature which confuses me. SOMETIMES when I copy and paste such a code block, it indents it the same as the block above. OTHER times, it re-indents the whole block and thus the pasted blocks wander farther and farther toward the right side of the window unless I then delete all of the extra tabs and spaces at the beginning of the lines.

What don't I understand about this feature?
Thanks...

Re: using scripts in Atom: running Lilypond from a command line script:
this is a good idea and thank you, I will try it when I am ready for it...!

right now the stage that I am at w/ Lilypond, is that I type a few measures,stumble onto a new tool or technique that I will need to be able to use, (today, placing a "suggested accidental" above the staff and then pushing it around so that it looks better), and then spend an hour or two looking through the docs for the necessary code snippet and trying to understand it, and then type a few more measures.... I am devoting one day a week, more or less, using whatever musical excuse comes up for trying some new Lilypond techniques. I think it is going very well.

jack
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General Discussion / Re: Windows 10 and link to forums
« Last post by mploug on October 23, 2018, 08:47:51 pm »
Maybe it is because I visit the Web pages
from a mobile device (Android smartphone)?
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