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I downloaded it to take a look. It's nice that it's a "portable" program that doesn't need installation or leave changes all over your hard drive. That said however, my first impression is that I don't see a reason I'd want to change from ABC Explorer, the current program I'm using. I tried to find the discussion on melodeon.net to see what others are saying about it, but couldn't find it. Can you give me a link to the discussion over there?

 

RWL

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My reaction was much the same as Wolf's, although I had interface concerns as well (Personal preference, but I really don't like inputting at the top of the screen and viewing results at the bottom), and other issues as well.

 

The killer for me though is:

 

One of the many glories of abc is that it's a portable file format, so if you get fed up with programme A you can start using programme B and you've still got all your existing resources.

 

This seems to prefer to use its own specialist abc dialect; so

that's a NO from me,

I'm out,

my chair will not be swivelling round on this one,

The buzzer has sounded and the hook has come in from the side of the stage ...

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My reaction was much the same as Wolf's, although I had interface concerns as well (Personal preference, but I really don't like inputting at the top of the screen and viewing results at the bottom), and other issues as well.

 

The killer for me though is:

 

One of the many glories of abc is that it's a portable file format, so if you get fed up with programme A you can start using programme B and you've still got all your existing resources.

 

This seems to prefer to use its own specialist abc dialect; so

that's a NO from me,

I'm out,

my chair will not be swivelling round on this one,

The buzzer has sounded and the hook has come in from the side of the stage ...

 

Hmm, one of our mutual friends who spends much of his time proof reading our work had the same thought, for the same reason and was equally dismissive until I pointed out that that he was incorrect and why, then he had to concede that he was. Use this editor with standard abc headers and code and it will work as you would expect. Inputting text at the top of the screen and viewing the results at the bottom is exactly what you get with ABC Explorer so that comment doesn't make any sense whatsoever. As it happens the 'windows' in MCM are all separate and may be resized an arranged in any manner you see fit. Try as I might I can see no post or reaction from Wolf either here or on Melodeon.net so that comment baffles me as well.

 

The developer has written some none standard extensions but they sit on top as additions. If you don't learn them, you won't use them. If you don't use them, they are not there. They are in fact minor, like a small sub-routine. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going out of my way to say that this software meet everyone's needs because it may not, nor that it does everything that other programs do because it doesn't. I'm just impressed enough with some of the features to keep investigating it and discussing my concerns and wish list with the author of the software who seems amenable to making changes. The latest release, out today, adds a pop up index to show the contents of large files.

 

I would urge you to look at this again Steve, it has some merit.

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Hmmm, okay. Maybe I'll have another look ....

 

On the specific point of the screen positioning, it's interesting to know that they are MDI windows and can therefore be repositioned. At the moment I use EasyAbc, which is where I'm coming from on the layout preference.

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Ahhh. Being able to rearrange the windows and have them stay in the same place the next time you open the program makes this more interesting. A little slow to open but I could live with that if it makes editing easier.

 

 

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Someone recently posted a reference to this software in melodeon.net. I thought it might be

of interest to readers of this forum:

 

https://www.mcmusiceditor.com/

 

I haven't tried it myself yet - only just got to grips with MuseScore!

 

Roger

 

I finally (5 months down the line!) got around to trying to have a quick look at thi software.

 

As is my wont, I downloaded the version which is available on PortableApps.com.

 

It doesnae work - there seem to be some files missing, and also, I can't uninstall it!

 

Has any other user of PortableApps had any problems with this software?

 

Thank you.

 

Roger

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It doesnae work - there seem to be some files missing, and also, I can't uninstall it!

 

Has any other user of PortableApps had any problems with this software?

 

 

Please ignore that earlier post - a quick check now reveals that this software no longer appears

to be available via PortableApps.com (I had downloaded it some time ago and only just got round

to looking at it!).

 

Sorry for the confusion!!!

 

Roger

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