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{songs} is a package capable of producing songbooks.

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Error occur in songs package

Here i have taken the LaTeX code from songs package manual \documentclass{article} \usepackage[chorded]{songs} \noversenumbers \begin{document} \songsection{Worship Songs} \begin{songs}{} \beginsong{...
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Can't Get Index of Songs to Show in Songs package (Linux)

I'm on Manjaro Linux and I'm trying to write a songbook using the songs package. Everything works, but I can't generate the song index and author index. Also, is it possible to generate the index so ...
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Typesetting lyrics alternating between two characters

I'm researching optimal and good looking ways to typeset a musical lyric which two characters sing one after the other. An example screenshot taken from a Word document: As seen the two characters ...
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Songs package not indexing

I am using the songs package v 2.18. the later update called 3.1 will not run on my pc. I have a problem that my current package is producing the lyrick book without index or page numbers. I need to ...
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How can I make the Songs LaTeX package's index order be in Swedish?

I first posted this same question over at Stackoverflow, where someone informed me that Tex has its own Stack Exchange site. I'm making a song book in LaTeX, using the Songs package, and have been ...
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“Songs” Package Automatic Chord Diagrams

this is my first post, so thanks in advance for patience with me. I have been using the "Songs" package to generate song books with chords in them. I often find it useful to use the "gtab" command to ...
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How to change the position of the song number?

How do I make the song number shown on the right side only when the pages are even? \documentclass[10pt,a6paper,twoside]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage[...
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Twocolumn songbook with chords on side

I'm new to the forum and LaTeX, so be gentle with me :) I'm trying to write a songbook with chords on the side, an example of my target look: !https://ibb.co/imwkmJ I'm using songs package to mark my ...
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Index main songtitle and subtitle separately

My songbook has two titles, English and Khmer in beginsong{}. When I call showindex, both titles appear on one same index. My purpose is to have two index separately on its own page, one index for ...
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Customizing chorus in songs package

I'm trying to customize the chorus of the songs package but I can't figure out why the first line isn't aligned properly. the R should be at the same position as the verse number (1.). I used xpatch ...
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guitar chords in songbook after the line

I am writing songbook and would like to add guitar chords. I consider them secondary to actual lyric and woludn't like them to interfere with normal reading nor take a lot of vertical space. I use ...
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Center page content in songs package

I want to use the songs package to create a single lyrics sheet. All the enumeration stuff hence is not really interesting, and I would like to have the lyrics centered on the page rather then aligned ...
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Measure bars only in line above the text (songs Package)

When using the songs package, I like to use the measure bars to indicate when some chords are only, for example, two strums each. The usual approach seems to be to just put the | pipe symbol in the ...
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How to make gtab drawings in songs package bigger?

I'm using the songs package to write a songbook. It also includes the gtab command that creates a chord diagram. I have the following code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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No horizontal lines enclosing a song in songs package

The code \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[chorded,nomeasures,noshading]{songs} \noversenumbers \nosongnumbers \renewcommand{\printchord}[1]{\textit{#1}} \...
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Songs package does not generate PDF booksmarks with lua/xelatex

The following MWE produces PDF bookmarks for the each \beginsong when compiled with pdflatex, but not when compiled with lua/xelatex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[bookmarks=...
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Change song number font color with songs.sty

I'm using songs.sty to create a songbook. I figured out how to change the background color of the song number boxes by redefining \snumbgcolor like \renewcommand{\snumbgcolor}{green}. I can also ...
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Is there any package in latex for typing song in solfa notation?

I have uploaded a .png format which i have downloaded from https://raltetonicsolfaseries.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/ill-fly-away.pdf I want to type hymn songs in tonic solfa for our church. Kindly ...
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\gtab [songs package] using \pgfkeys property as second parameter

\gtabs part of songs package prints a guitar chord based on two parameters \gtab{chord name}{guitar frets and strings} The second parameter is not accepting \pgfkeys as second parameter Here is the ...
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\gtab [songs package] using macro variable as second parameter

\gtabs prints a guitar chord based on two parameters \gtab{chord name}{guitar frets and strings} The second parameter is not accepting another macrovariable defined with \def or \gdef. See the ...
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Error with songs package using external files “input” statement

As an example, I created a songbook with 5 songs. The five songs are on separate files included on the main document input{../songs/song1.tex} ... input{../songs/song5.tex} The printout is as ...
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Songs package output to HTML

I produced a song book with the songs package, and now I'd like to have an HTML version of the book, with one song for each page, and an optional clickable index. I tried the usual LaTeX to HTML ...
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unique guitar tablatures from chords wrtten as \[*] in latex files

From a songbook with 300+ songs I want to extract the chords using the songs package which define chords with []. Then I would like to draw the chord that match an external list and return the chord ...
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Undefined control sequence on \idxrefsfont \relax \songlink on titleidx.sbx

Using lilypond-book to generate the sheet music, but hoping to use the songs package for it's Indexing. Running OS X 10.10.5. I will be using XeLaTeX to render, but at the moment even this MWE won't ...
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Multiple Figure Classes with titletoc

Following the answer here, I'm hoping to track multiple types of figures in an extbook document, rendered with XeLaTeX. What I'm doing is using one "class" of figure to display sheet music for songs, ...
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How to use the \repchoruses command

I am using the "Songs package" and want to use the \repchorus command so it produces the "slides-book" showing repeated choruses without affecting the other books like the lyrics and the chords books. ...
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Special Characters incorrectly displayed

I am using the "songs package" to compile a songbook. Originally I had an issue where none of the special characters in my native language would appear in the produced pdf. #Alan Munn helped me to ...
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Let TeXStudio highlight chords (e.g. \[F#]) in songs package

I wrote a chordbook with songs package and I would really like that TeXStudio highlights the chords. The syntax is like: Oh fre\[F#]edom In the file in <user>\AppData\Roaming\texstudio\songs....
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xelatex conflicts with “songs” package when setting default language

The problem is xelatex won't compile if I'm trying to use \gtab from "songs" package. That's minimal example that reproduces this annoying xelatex behavior: \documentclass[10pt]{book} \usepackage{...
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How to add link to index in songs package?

I'm using the songs package, and I can't change the behaviour of \showindex to add a link to the song name, not the song number in the index. As far as I could see, I'd have to redefine the \...
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Songs package in Multicol environment

I'm attempting to typeset a Wedding Program, which includes songs and I'd love to have this displayed as two columns as I think it looks nicer. However, I'm having a heck of a time getting the songs ...
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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 song ...
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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} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{...
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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, chords-...
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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 ...