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Old 02-23-2007, 06:42 PM
Mark Walsen (markwa)
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Default Hello Notation Composer and Mu

Hello Notation Composer and Musician Users,

Maintenance Release Version 2.0.3 of Notation Composer and Notation Musician has been released. If you are using version 2.0, 2.0.1 or 2.0.2, I recommend that you update to version 2.0.3 using a patch. For instructions, please visit or

The fixes and improvements in version 2.0.3 are:

File saving and reopening. Fix bug: In some special circumstances, a file could not be reopened after it was saved. Those files can now be reopened without any problem. The special circumstances involved a combination of using layout commands and deleting parts.

Parts. Fix bug: The Notation program might hang when you delete a part, if some circumstances in which you used page layout commands on a measure for that part and the same measure in another part.

Playback. Fix bug: No sound was heard in Notation Composer if Windows Multimedia Player (WMP) version 11 previously played a MIDI file, because WMP changes the Control Panel / Sound / MIDI volume level to zero by surprise.

Text. Fix bug (problem only in Musician, not Composer): The Free Text option to add a mixture of music symbols and normal text failed with an error message.

MusicXML Export (feature in Composer only). Improvements:

* Include default-x and default-y attributes for credit/credit-words.
* Instead of note/pitch/alter values 11 and 10, use -1 and -2.
* Do not include key, clef, and time for measures in which these do not change.
* Add notations/tied element, in additiona to note/tie element.
* Do not include an accidental-mark element for trill, if the accidental is none.
* Include the orientation attribute (over/underP for note/notations/tied.
* Remove unnecessary backup element at the end of measures.
* Do not export stems for whole notes.

-- Mark
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