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{songs} is a package capable of producing songbooks.

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Songs Package, Two song columns, left column 'glue' song to the bottom

The last of three short songs, is glued to the bottom of the page. \nextcol or \brk or \colbotglue seems to produce no effect. I am looking to have all three short songs without leaving huge gaps in ...
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Changing horizontal distance of columns in "songs" package [duplicate]

I want to flush a certain distance the columns to the left, not only alter the separation between them. I'm having problems as long verses "intrude" in the second column, and if I change the ...
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How to create indexes using the songs package in overleaf

I'm creating a songbook using the songspackage. I'm very new to LaTex and opted to use overleaf which has worked good, the only problem I really have is with the index. I'm using an older base ...
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In the "Songs" package, how do I customize the song number?

I'm using the Songs package and would like to have rounded corners for the song number and center the song number inside the rounded square. I already changed the grey color to orange. How to ...
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Conflict between packages verse and songs

In a recent post, @AWE reports that using the packages verse and songs in the same document leads to a clash: Package songs Error: Encountered \beginverse without first seeing a \beginsong line. How ...
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Packages used in subfiles not working in main.tex

I'm following Overleaf example of 'subfiles' ... and also some examples of the 'verse' and the 'song' packages The subfiles work well but when called by main.tex the song package does not work ...
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Print with different size different pieces of the same chord

I have been searching for one week to setup a macro in LaTeX/Songs in order to print with different size different pieces of the same chord (slash chord must be of smaller size) like this: I've tried ...
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Songs package - line breaks in first verse with chords not correct [duplicate]

I have a songbook based on the songs package. I migrated to the latest version of MikTex 22.12. Now the first verse no longer looks well. The last line of the first verse has a negative indent, and ...
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Change Line high of chords in Leedsheets package

I am using the Leedsheets package to create a custom Songbook. I changed every font to \ttfamily and for the verse-like-environments i determined the size by \large. Now the spacing between lines is ...
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Can I use custom lowercase chord names with 'songs' package while using `\transpose` feature?

I'm writing a songbook with the (quite good!) songs package. I want to leverage its transposition ability, but I noticed something from the manual: if I want to use the solfedge note names (i.e. the ...
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leadsheets verse numbering with custom template Verse Number not in front of lyrics

Using the example of custom verse template in page 41, I wanted to try the flush left template. However, the verse number is not on the same line as the lyric line. It is in the chord line. I want ...
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Songs Package lyrics printed in two columns, title and song information across the two columns

I would like to have a Song with the lyrics printed in two columns but the title and song information across the two columns (Song #1). The command \pagepreludes is supposed to do that. However, it ...
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Change note names

In Germany and Scandinavia it is common to use H instead of B (natural). However, b-flat is still written as Bb and not Hb. Is this possible in the Songs package? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[...
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Recent Update Broke "Songs" Package

PS: I hate to bump this, but I really need to revisit this issue. What are my options at this point? Can I temporarily use an older version of latex (how?), or some alternative version of packages ...
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How to use footnotes inside `song` environment provided by the "songs" package?

I am making a songbook containing songs which use archaic words, and would like to mark these words with footnotes including a description of the words, and have them printed on the bottom of the same ...
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How to link to other songs by the same author?

I am using the songs package to create a little songbook. It works mostly as expected. Amongst other things, I use an author-based index, which lists all pieces by author. In my very minimal example ...
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Songs Package Entry Sorting

I'm looking for suggestions on how to sort entries for songbook entries made with the songs package. The package documentation covers how to sort index entries, but appears silent on the issue of ...
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Guitar Strumming Pattern in Latex

I want to make a guitar song book with Latex and i would like to add some Strumming Patterns. Do anybody have a idea how to make Strumming Pattern with the Arrows up and down and the numbers under ...
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Why can't I get the Songs package index to generate in Overleaf?

So I know people have asked similar questions and the answer has been "run commands in a terminal", but I've only ever used latex in overleaf, so I don't know what that means. And also I ...
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Vertical outline chord diagrams with the songs package

I would like to better outline my chord diagrams with the songs latex package if this is possible. My output now is this: As you can see the F# (the name of the chord) is not aligned with C#m7, G#m ...
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Text with chords for guitar in Italian language [duplicate]

I would to write the words of a song (for example "Immensamente" of the singer-songwriter Umberto Tozzi) with a typewriter font, with manual hyphenation, but the top should adopt either a ...
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How to customise songs package - Change the format of titles, verses, choruses, etc

I am writing a songbook with chords in latex using the songs package. Though very nice package I don't like the default theme. This was created with the minimal working example (MWE) \documentclass[...
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Index not yet generated - Songs Package

I am on a mac using Tex Live 2019 with Sublime Editor I have recently updated all packages with tlmgr update --all (I confirm that I have the latest songs package 3.1) When I compile the following ...
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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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