Exporting Your Work in Other File Formats
To export your song as a PDF .pdf:
Before exporting a PDF of your song it's a good idea to check each part you want to export in Page View first to make sure that all formatting is the way you want it to look.
Please note that when saving PDF files, each Part is saved in it's own file and will be in the filename format "SongTitle_PartName.pdf" to make it easy for you to keep PDF Parts of the same song together in your folders.
1.In the File menu, choose Export, then select "PDF."The "Save Parts to PDF file" dialog will come up:
4.After selecting the Parts you wish to export (save) as PDF files, click "Ok."
5.The Export as PDF File dialog will come up, where you can navigate to the folder you wish to save the files in. The default directory is C:\Users\Public\Documents\Notation_3\Songs. You can change the default directory, if desired, by navigating to another directory and then setting a check mark by "Set directory as default". Click "Save" to save the PDF files in the selected folder. For each Part a progress window will come up showing you the progress of the export, and will close when the Part is done.
To export your song as a MIDI .mid or Karaoke .kar:
|1.||In the File menu, choose Export, then select "MIDI".|
For MIDI and Karaoke filetypes, Musician will present the Export MIDI File dialog box:
The default directory is C:\Users\Public\Documents\Notation_3\Songs. You can change the default directory, if desired, by navigating to another directory and then setting a check mark by "Set directory as default".
|2.||Enter the name of the MIDI or Karaoke file you wish to export, and select either "MIDI (*.mid)" or "Karaoke (*.kar)" from the "Save as type:" drop list..|
|3.||If your keyboard or synthesizer needs to have the MIDI controllers cleared before a song begins playback, check the "Force MIDI Controller Reset at the start of the song" box.|
|4.||Optionally set a check mark by "Quantize the note locations and durations as notated".|
Choose this option if you are using Musician as a tool for transcribing MIDI-to-notation, and wish to import the results into another music notation program. This will have the undesirable effect of making the MIDI performance sound very mechanical. However, this will adjust the notes so another music notation program can more successfully import and transcribe the MIDI performance. Said another way, Musician will do the hard work in transcribing the MIDI to notation, and the other music notation program can take advantage of Musician's MIDI-to-notation transcription.
|5.||Optionally set a check mark by "Write out repeats and separate lyric verses." For example, if your song has repeat instructions to play four verses, and four lines of lyrics are included, then this option will expand the song into four written-out sections of the verse, each time with one of the four verses. Karaoke players will need this setting.|
|6.||Select the MIDI file format that will best suit the device you will play your exported .mid file on. The XG format is recommended as it has the most capabilities and flexibility. However, some equipment can only handle other MIDI file formats, and so Musician offers the option of saving in the file format that you need. Please note that if a MIDI .mid file that you have opened in Musician is a particular MIDI format, then you cannot change the MIDI format to a different type on export. There are other software tools available elsewehere for making such format changes.|