Printing tunebook

Printing tunebook

I thought there was a "print tune book function" but I can’t find it. Searching "Discussions" didn’t help. Any advice?
Alex.

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Go to your profile tunebook . Select all. Download abc. Save file. Open saved file - notepad or similar - copy the abc - go to somewhere like abc converter - http://www.mandolintab.net/abcconverter.php - or your favourite program. Paste in the abc. For abc converter select pdf several tunes per page - print and/or save pdf for later use.

Trouble is, people have all sorts of preferences about how they want things printed that it is probably simplest to have a separate system available.

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Thank you The Pianist. Does this mean I’d be printing out every version of every tune in my tunebook?
I have a display book full of tunes, 90% of which are from here. Going on holidays soon, and I generally take a few sheets of music with me, so I can sit on a rock, sup a few jars, and hopefully learn a tune or two. I was going to throw the tunebook into my case, when I thought "print it all out just in case it gets lost!" I’d hate to have start from scratch again so I thought I’d start another hard copy of my Tunebook to have at home.
Alex.

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I see what ye say about Download ABC.
I would like to download score. Help!?!

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The tunebook is simply a set of links to the tune pages of the session. When you download abc you get every version of every tune in your tunebook.

A better option to select only the settings you like is to create a set. Go to tune settings at the top of your tunebook and you’ll see all the settings. Add the first setting you like to a set. This will allow you to create a new set. Once you have a set, you can add settings to it. Then you can look at the sheet music and print it out.

If you’ve got the downloaded abc, you need an abc converter to get the score. Start at http://abcnotation.com/software to see what’s available.

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This is great advice! I can also offer an "easy" (well automatic, anyway) way to get only the first setting for every tune. It’s not that hard, but it gets a little technical.

1) As the Pianist suggests, you can download your whole tunebook as one big .abc file. This will, unfortunately, have all the settings, not just one for each tune.
2) Open that file with a text editor. Copy the whole text and go to https://www.regexpal.com/ Paste the text into the "Test String" text box.
3) Under "Regular Expression", put: (K:[^KX]*)(K:[^X]*)+
4) Click Flags and make sure multiline is checked. Now the Regular Expression should read "\(K:[^KX]*)(K:[^X]*)+\gm". It should say you have X (e.g. 43) matches, and X should roughly equal the number of tunes.
5) Under substitution, put: $1\n
6) It should automatically update the text box under substitution. This should be the updated ABC notation with all the secondary settings removed.
7) Now you can copy that into the http://www.mandolintab.net/abcconverter.php page and print it. Voila!

For those interested, the Regular Expression webpage finds a specific pattern in the text (which matches all secondary settings) and "replaces" them with nothing, effectively deleting them.

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I wonder what the purpose of the *Tunebook* is if we cannot select the setting(s) which we intend to play &/or learn. Did the tune settings feature supersede the previous function of Tunebook?

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Cheers, Thomas! I did not know there was a regex utility site. Good to know.

Ben

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