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"I'm a music hobbiest, play acoustic guitar for my own entertainment. I found it both time consuming and a burden to write down my versions of songs that I play. In looking for software to accomplish what I needed I found TablEdit to meet, and for the most part exceed, my expectations."
Larry Buldak - WI, USA

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What's New in TablEdit v2.74

V.2.74

  • In Tab+Notation mode, the note corresponding to the number selected in the tablature is highlighted (and vice-versa).
  • (Win) Facility to record a video from the QuickView or the main TablEdit window (F2).
  • The hand palette shows the strokes and fingerings attached to the selected note or marker.
  • (Mac) Japanese language support.

V.2.73

  • Ability to add an Internet link in the Title Information dialog. The link is a text starting with "http://" The text following the link if any is used as description.
  • Behavior and appearance of the buttons in toolbar and palettes.
  • Displays the automatic duration in the first button of the Notes palette.
  • Exports the notes and a legend at the end of the ASCII file.
  • Fingerboard displays the shadow of the notes to be played and respects the duration of the notes being played back.
  • The [-] et [+] keys change the relative speed when the MIDI playback is running.
  • Printing Options: If the "Fixed Width" option is checked, the program produces measures of identical width (like those you see on the screen).
  • Lilypond Export: CADB Accordion tablatures and diatonic fretted instruments support.
  • Ability to add a silence at the beginning of the MIDI file.
  • Supports four- and seven note shape notation
  • Ability to move horizontally the chord diagrams as the texts. Select the marker and type [<] or [>]
    • (Win) Added new setup possibilities for the Wav export and fixed a bug under Windows 7 et 8 (the dialog was vvvvvery long to display).
    • (Win) Uses the new Windows style for Open and Save dialogs. The "New Window" check box is still available if the Open command has been invoked from the File menu.
    • (Win) You are now able to save all your options in a configuration file and to reload them on demand (Options->Advance).
    • (Win) Keyboard palette revisited: better interface, ability to delete notes.
    • (Mac) Import ABC and ASCII from the clipboard.
    • (Mac) New Keyboard palette.
    • (Mac) Dynamic Format dialog

V.2.71

  • Multiple selection feature. Ability to select non adjacent notes (keep the [Ctrl] key - or [Cmd] on a Mac - pressed while selecting).
  • New "Text Edit" Window in Display menu. Enhances and extends the functionalities of the old Import Clipboard command.
  • New advanced option to bypass any configuration info saved with the files to be opened.
  • Bypass the check for updates at launch by pressing Ctrl.
  • New "Grand staff" option in Instrument->Clef.
  • Bend and Slide recognition improved by MIDI Import.
  • Grace Note and Line Break dialogs improved.
  • Big size Fingering palette.
  • Enhanced Fingerboard display.
  • The "Octaver" Option in Instrument-Tuning allows you to tranpose the notes in order that they fit in the new selected tuning.
  • Ability to include measure numbers in exported text files.
  • Slurs in notation management (the slide line doesn't cross the forced alteration, the slur is shortened in order to end at the grace note position)
  • Size of chord diagrams now bound to the Diagrams font size.
  • Page Layout options. Better vertical alignment of the parts in the header. Ability to insert line breaks with the "\n" macro.
  • Multivoice ABC tunes import.
  • The Linux users have to check the "Dock All" checkbox in Options->Screen in order to get an interface optimized for Wine.
  • Four new customizable tunings added.
  • Slurs in notation management (the slide line doesn't cross the forced alteration, the slur is shortened in order to end at the grace note position)
  • Easier note entry for accordion.
  • Chord diagrams for plectrum banjo. The instrument must have four string and the module name begins with "Banjo"
  • Size of chord diagrams now bound to the Diagrams font size.
  • Page Layout options. Better vertical alignment of the parts in the header. Ability to insert line breaks with the "\n" macro.
  • New secured save option "Dont Open with TEFview".
  • Multivoice ABC tunes import.
  • A very old bug has been fixed: the TablEdit window is not erased when a third application is moved over it.
  • LilyPond export update.
  • [Ctrl]+[click] on one module mute the other ones. [Ctrl]+[click] on the same module restore them.
  • [y] displays a circle around the whole and half notes in tablature.
  • Ability to run TablEdit from a external drive without changing the hosting computer. Just create a tabled32.ini file in the folder where TablEdit is installed.
  • 8 verse Lyrics.
  • Fixed Measure printout improved.
  • Instrument label display

V.2.69
  • ENHANCED NOTE PALETTE - Added Staccato, Ottave alta, Ottava bassa, Double dotted note.
  • COUNT FEATURE - Type [Ctrl]+[E] and select "?".
  • TRACK WINDOW - Shows uncomplete bars in yellow and too filled bars in red.
  • OTHER OPTIONS - Some esotheric options are now accessible through "Options->Advanced->Others...".
  • PRINT PREVIEW - several graphic file formats are now supported. It is possible to select one area with the mouse. Ability to configure the size of the exported image and its location on the disk.
  • INSTRUMENT - Microtonal instrument support.
  • PERCUSSION - Ability to add a symbol to the percussion.
  • RELATIVE SPEED - The tuning can be adjusted via the "Tuning Fork" field.
  • DRUM TABLATURE - Support of news sounds.
  • LYRICS - The hyphens are now centered between the notes.
  • FINGERBOARD - Ability to increase the width of the fingerboard window.
  • MUSIC XML EXPORT - Many improvements in order to make easier the import in Sibelius (slurs, tied notes, voices).
  • NOTATION DISPLAY - Double sharps and double flats. Better management of alterations.
  • SUPPORT OF NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE - Select the "Native American Flute" tuning in "Instrument->Tuning".
  • CHORD DIAGRAMS - If the advanced option "Ad-Tab for Left Hand Fingerings" is active AND if you have entered a diagram with fingerings, these ones will appear as coloured circles.
  • READING LIST - Ability to convert into a regular reading list the reading guides markers you have manually inserted in the tablature.
  • SECURED SAVE - Ability to save the background bitmap with the file.
  • EXPORT - Ability to save LilyPond files. TablEdit exports the modules as they are selected in Options->Multitrack and respects the voices defined by the user.
  • NOTATION DISPLAY - Note stem management (length and orientation) improved.
  • FINGERBOARD - The left hand fingerings - if any - are displayed.
  • TABLATURE DISPLAY - Type [&] to display the treble strings in gray.
  • SUPPORT OF STRUMSTICK - Select the "Strumstick" tuning in "Instrument->Tuning".
  • TEXTS - The list of the predefined macros is available in the Edit Text dialog.
  • NOTATION DISPLAY - Ability to adjust the horizontal position of the texts and special characters. Insert a width marker just after the special character marker. This can be useful for displaying a circled string number
  • VARIOUS - During the MIDI playback, the text "%Show", activates the module where the text is inserted and display the current measure in first position.
  • VARIOUS - The number after "%tempo" set the value of the displayed note: 8:eight 4:quarter 2:half.
  • NOTES ENTRY - After [Tab], TablEdit selects the most proper note duration. For instance, after a dotted 1/8 note, the current duration becomes 1/16
  • NOTATION DISPLAY - Ability to force a natural sign and support of the cautionary alterations.
  • FINGERBOARD - Some small improvements (but not perfect yet).
  • ADVANCED OPTIONS - Moved the instrument name prefix choice in "Others".
  • PRINTING - Ability to print the time signature after a line break.
  • IMPORT ASCII - TablEdit recognizes the line of characters that indicates the duration and which is present in some advanced TAB files. Uses the "Smart Mode" to activate this functionality.
  • EXPORT ASCII - The options "Variablex" offer a more accurate and legible export. With "Variable2", the exported .txt file can be easily reimported.
  • NOTATION DISPLAY - More musical symbols are now available.
  • the [,] key press allows to jump from note to note.
  • when you launch the program, TablEdit checks automatically for the latest available update at www.tabledit.com. You can as well manually select "Help->Check for Updates"
  • ability to sort the texts in the Text Manager.
  • on the Hand palette, the letters D R B L A allow you to adjust the position of the number in the notation.
  • if the barre chord macro ("%hbar" or "%barchord") starts with a space, the barre chord line is offset to the right.
  • ability to print dotted ties using Edit-Insert-Legato
  • ability to send a .tef file as attachment
  • ability to connect (on printout) instrumental parts with a vertical line for every measure
  • printing of accolade improved
  • for accordion tablature, [+] and [-] from the notation truly transpose the selected note(s)
  • when resizing the main window, the position of the docked palettes is retained and restored.
  • the Play button saves the last selected command (Play All, From Position, etc.)
  • interface improvement in the Tablature Manager and the "Export to Graphic Setup" dialog.
  • page layout: when the Indent is larger than 20mm, TablEdit prints the instrument name vertically centered.
  • Ability to recognize the key signature, automatically after transposition, on demand in the Key Signature dialog.
  • Quick View improved.
  • Lyrics management. Up to four verses supported (see la_souris2.tef in lyrics.zip)
  • Ability to move a rest horizontally with [o] and [O]
  • Lyrics management. You can now display chord labels above the text (use the syntax {Cm7}).
  • Ability to restore the default fonts, in Options->Fonts
  • ASCII Import: management of right aligned numbers
  • Display of grace note symbols (e.g. trill) improved
  • Display the note name above notation within a coloured square (type [$])
  • Ability to edit directly a list item in the Text Manager (double click on it)
  • Button Accordion support greatly improved
  • Anglo-Irish Concertina support (see diato_Reder.dat).

V.2.65
  • PAGE MODE - now displays partial systems at the bottom of the screen and scroller is located on the right edge of the screen to move up and down the tab. To select "Page Mode" remove check mark from "MultiTrack" on "Options->General" or keep [Shift] held down when clicking on the "M" button.
  • MULTITRACK MODE - By default, all the modules share the same Tablature/Notation screen mode. You can, however, specify a different screen mode for a given module in the Multitrack tab. The specified screen mode will remain unchanged when changing the general screen mode of the tablature unless you make the change from within the module concerned.
  • CHOKE EFFECT - bend amounts other than 1/4 tone can be selected by Pressing [Shift]+[>] to increase or [Shift]+[<] to decrease. You can get choke amounts of 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1-1/4, etc. NOTE: "Extended bends/slides" must be selected in "Options->Advanced" to get choke increases greater than 1.
  • ARTIFICAL HARMONICS - you can now insert artificial harmonics on the 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th intervals that work just like natural harmonics on the 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th frets. Enter an artifical harmonic as normal, then press [Shift]+[>] or [Shift]+[<] to get to the desired interval. AH(fret) is displayed above the note in the standard notation to indicate where the artifical harmonic is to be played.
  • MULTIPLE VOICE AUTOMATIC RESTS - a new "X2" option is available on the "Options-Display" tab. if check marked, it will insert rests automatically for the upper (melody) and lower (bass) voices. To get the best results, you should force stems upward for the upper voice and stems downward for the lower voice. The 3rd string open G (G1) is used to determine whether a rest is upper voice or lower voice.
  • SAVING OPTION CONFIGURATION - Selecting "Save/Load Configuration with files" in "Options->"Advanced" now creates tablature specific settings. For instance if you have a multiple tabs loaded, and both have been saved with the "Save/Load..." check marked, changing an option setting for one will not affect the other.
  • DOUBLE BEAM ON A SINGLE NOTE - you can get an upward and downward stem on a single note. Press [O] or [Shift][O] to toggle between single and double note stems. NOTE: this works only for a single note. If multiple notes are present (a chord), the [O] or [Shift]+[O] will shift the note head right or left respectively.
  • 1/4 NOTE TRIPLET BEAM - improved display of 1/4 triplets. The triplet beam now slants upwards and downwards to match the note stems. Also no stem is drawn to rests.
  • SLIDES - new options for notating slide to an unknown fret or slide from an unknown fret. Enter a normal slide, then press [Shift]+[>] or [Shift]+[<] to toggle through the various slides (normal, Slide-To up, Slide-To down, Slide-From up, Slide-From down).
  • FINGERING TRANSPARENCY - Fret and pick hand fingerings now have a transparent background. They can be placed in the notation/tablature so the background does not overlay any notes, strings, etc. TIP: to add pick hand fingerings into the notation, enter the fingering on an empty string and select "Above Tablature". Press the [UP-ARROW] or [DOWN-ARROW] to position the fingering text. You can also select "Format" from the right mouse context menu for more precise positioning. A similar operation can be used to position fingering text in the tablature. Just remove the "Above Tablature" check mark.
  • MIDI RECORDING - tabs can now be created from a midi capable instrument (keyboard, guitar, etc). Click the new record button on the main toolbar and any inputs from the midi device are entered into the tab.
  • ADJUST TO n PAGES PRINT OPTION - a new print option that will adjust the printed output to fit on the specified number of pages.
  • PROTECTED SAVE IMPROVED - In addition to previous method based on the cursor position, you are now able to use alternatively a arbitrarily chosen code.
  • COPY PASTE WHOLE MEASURES FROM A FILE TO ANOTHER ONE - In the past you were only able to copy and paste measures inside the same .tef file. You are now able to perform this task between all open documents which have the same structure, i.e. the same number of instruments and strings.
  • OPEN GUITAR-PRO AND POWERTAB FILES (Mac Only) - Tabledit now opens files created by Guitar-Pro and PowerTab. This works the same as the Windows converter available on the registered users page.

 

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