{songs} is a package capable of producing songbooks.

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songs: formatting songs with two voices

I'm currently rewriting the songbook of our scout group with LaTeX and the songs package. But I have problems with a couple of songs which are sing in two voices with overlapping parts. For example ...
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Problem with \titleprefixword

I'm trying to make a songbook with Songs Package. The songs are in Spanish and I want to use the \titleprefixword macro to avoid sorting my song titles starting with the articles (El, La, Los, Las). ...
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Create randomized page design in a songbook

I want to create a songbook, using either the package songbook or the package songs, because every song must have guitar tabs (and I want to have the possibility of adding notes to the songs later). ...
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“songs” package, author font

I'm creating my own songbook with songs package. I would like to customize font of song author beneath song title. I searched the documentation and only found option to change song title font ...
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LaTeX songs use tableofcontents

Is there a way to change the code of the songs package, so that it will add all the songs to the default tableofcontents instead that the user has to use the index system? Something like that didn't ...
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Songs package with smaller margins

I am trying to typeset a songbook using the songs package. The code is available below. The problem is that whenever I change the values of \setlrmarginsandblock and \setulmarginsandblock, nothing ...
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Songs order alphabeticallly

I was wondering if it's possible to order the songs in alphabetical when generate the pdf file using the package "songs" also if they was written in another order in source code. As a Minimal Working ...
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How to embed a song in a pdf?

How can I create a document that has a song playing in the back with (La)TeX? Is it even possible? My hunch is that if you can embed video, there should be a way to embed music... but what is the ...
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Songs package: Vertical spacing between songs

I am wondering whether it is possible to remove any extra vertical spacing between songs such that all songs have the same distance between each other. In the attached example it can be seen how the ...
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Package: songs strange opening quotation marks

I'm typesetting a songbook, and I have to cite a title of the original melody just under the current title. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{mwart} \usepackage[lyric]{songs} ...
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Page Layout of Songs Package problems

I'm creating a Songbook from the songs package. Currently I am having an issue with the format of the page. If the song is too long it doesn't break on the page end and goes to the second column. ...
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songs package: how to store gtab definitions in an external file?

I'm using the Songs latex package. I'm currently defining the guitar fret diagrams of a chord for each song, but I'd like to define them in an external file to include them in each song (in order to ...
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Chords & lyrics, songbook

I'd like to make something like a songbook - just chords and lyrics. I have found several packages, but I also wanted to improve my TeXing skills by making my own commands/environmnets etc. Now I am ...
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Can the font of chords be changed (“songs” package)?

In the songs package, it's possible change the font of chords? For example: Garamond font for lyrics and Computer Modern for chords? Or change the color of chords, for example: lyrics-black, ...
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Customizing indexes in songs package

I'm going to build a songbook with the "songs" package. I already did some formatting to fit the songbook to my needs. Now I'm going to customize the indexes of the songbook. In a title-index ...
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Songs Package Index Generation

First of all I have to say I’m Spanish, so I’m sorry for any mistakes in my English. Also, I’m very new at LaTeX. I'm using the songs package to create a songs book. I've been able to typeset songs ...
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Using songs.sty, how do I make a small index not consume the entire page?

I'm building a song book with the songs package from songs.sourceforge.net and I'm trying to create topical indexes for songs. The small indexes consume an entire page each. I'd like to squeeze them ...
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“songs” package, chord size

I am trying to write an A6 songbook in latex(just getting started). For chords above lyrics I use the songs package, but the chords looks bigger than the lyrics. Can't find anything in the ...
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Additional empty page in songbook

While compiling a songbook, with the songs.sty package from http://songs.sourceforge.com/, I get an additional empty page after a song, which fills the entire page. A small example where this is ...
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Updated the songs package and now my songs are stretched out

Previously I had the songs.sty version from 2009, but recently updated it, to the current version of 2012. This was to add support for, among other things, UTF-8, which means that I can write the ...
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Patching a song environment

I'm having some fun with another songbook project, and this one has a particular feature: in the header, the range of song numbers is displayed, in order to ease the searching (similar to a ...
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Removing the line indentation from verses and choruses in a song

Friends, consider the following code using the songs package: \documentclass[a4paper]{book} \usepackage[lyric]{songs} \usepackage{lipsum} \renewcommand{\chorusfont}{\bfseries} ...
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Formatting the index from the songs package

I've been using the songs package to generate songbooks. I've been tweaking the package for my needs, but one of the remaining issues is the \showindex command. Consider the following code: ...
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Auto two column mode

I'm trying to create songbook document class. Every song is on its own page. I want to achieve that if the song is regular sized (fits to one page in one column) the song's page is one column, but if ...
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Creating a tabular with guitar tablature diagrams

Friends, I'm using the songs package to write a songbook. Besides the lyrics part, there's also a command to create guitar tablature diagrams: \gtab{C}{X32010} which will produce this diagram: ...
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Creating a custom songbook with the songs package

Friends, I usually create songbooks with the help of songs package (I guess the CTAN version is a little old, the newest one can be downloaded from here). Consider the follow example (taken from the ...