ChordTransposer

Tags: Extension Music Writer

Transpose chords and notes to different key signatures and capo places. Format ChordPro files.

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Description

New: Version 1.0.4 can also transpose the standard Chord Diagrams that were created with the extension ChordDiagrams
https://extensions.libreoffice.org/extensions/chorddiagrams
(The default ChordDiagram types beside major are: 5,7,m,m7,m7b5,maj7,sus4,7sus4,dim7)

Transpose Chords and notes of a selected text passage to different key signatures and Capo places. You can use and translate between the following languages:

English:   Bb B C C# ...
German:   B H C C# ...
German2: B H C Cis ...
Italian:     Sib Si Do Do# ...
Scandinavian: Bb H C C# ...

Chords can be of any kind: Am7b5/C (G7/B) Dsus4 /D /C (/B) A#knife

Notes and chords must start with a capital letter!

If you want to use the music symbols ♯ and ♭ instead of # and b you can tick the checkbox "♯,♭".

Per Default only chords and notes with the Paragraph Style called "chords" will be processed. You can turn that off. But if your text looks like this:

Am    C       D      G7
lyrics lyrics lyrics lyrics
Am    C       D      G7
lyrics lyrics lyrics lyrics

Am    C       D      G7
lyrics lyrics lyrics lyrics
Am    C       D      G7
lyrics lyrics lyrics lyrics

It is a good idea to use a "chords" and a "lyrics" Paragraph Style. The Button "format as "C&L" " can be used to format such kind of text with one click. Just select the whole passage with the mouse and click the button. Starting with the first selected paragraph every odd paragraph will get the "chords" Style, every even paragraph will get the "lyrics" Style. Empty lines will be skipped. 
Format conversions:
Button C&L->F: Convert the format of a selection from lyrics&chords to a format having chords in Textframes that are anchored to characters of the lyrics with paragraph style "lyrics(withChordFrames)."
Button F->C&L: Convert the format from "lyrics(withChordFrames)." to "lyrics&chords"

Button CPro>F: Convert the format from ChordPro to "lyrics(withChordFrames)."
Button F->CPro: Convert the format from "lyrics(withChordFrames)." to ChordPro format.
(Transposing of chords in ChordPro format is not supported)

Button insertF: Add a ChordFrame at textcursor that is filled with the clipboard content and is ready to be filled in by typing over.

Edit the paragraph styles "chords", "lyrics", "chords(inChordFrames)", "lyrics(withChordFrames) as you like.

ChordPro-Formatter:
These buttons help you to format original ChordPro files with directives like {title:},{composer:} etc.
The Button "format" will convert all line breaks of a selection into true paragraph breaks and create paragraph styles for each found directive:
Title, subtitle, artist, composer, lyricist, copyright, album, year, key, time, tempo, duration, capo.
The Button "cleanlyrics" will delete all [chords] from a selection.

 

For transposing to the key signature F# first transpose to Gb, then press the "enharmonic switch".

(Depending on the OS and distribution: If the Key and Capo lists are difficult to read because of a too large font you can zoom in/out with the little +/- buttons. (For a permanent change you must edit the Dialog of the macro))

The same extension for OpenOffice4:
http://extensions.openoffice.org/de/node/18502

ChordTransposer is part of my free Project for LibreOffice and OpenOffice:
LibreOfficeSongbookArchitect (LOSA)
http://struckkai.blogspot.de/2015/04/libreofficesongbookarchitect.html

Release List

  • Release Description Compatibility Operating Systems License Release notes  
  • 1.1.6 Style import/apply bug fix (wrong dot size when letter d as text) 4.4 Linux, Windows, macOS CC-BY

    Style import/apply bug fix (wrong dot size when letter d as text)

    Download
  • 1.1.5 compatibilty with Chords of Extension ChordDiagrams 1.0.7 4.4 Linux, Windows, macOS CC-BY

    compatibilty with Chords of Extension ChordDiagrams 1.0.7

    Download
  • 1.1.4 fix for wrong placements in chordframes2chordsandlyrics converter 4.4 Linux, Windows, macOS CC-BY

    fix for wrong placements in chordframes2chordsandlyrics converter

    Download
  • 1.1.3 fix for chordpro formatter when there are texttables present
    fix for music symbols when using chordpro2lyrics and lyrics2chordpro
    4.4 Linux, Windows, macOS CC-BY

    fix for chordpro formatter when there are texttables present
    fix for music symbols when using chordpro2lyrics and lyrics2chordpro

    Download
  • 1.1.2 support for Writer Texttables selectionrange
    fix for ChordPro to Chordframes-conversion
    fix for normal text transposition with music symbols
    4.4 Linux, Windows, macOS CC-BY

    support for Writer Texttables selectionrange
    fix for ChordPro to Chordframes-conversion
    fix for normal text transposition with music symbols

    Download
  • 1.1.1 also custom chorddiagrams and scales will be transposed (and replaced by known default ones)
    Chordpro2chordframes-button will format lines with no chords with "lyrics"-paragraph style
    4.4 Linux, Windows, macOS CC-BY

    also custom chorddiagrams and scales will be transposed (and replaced by known default ones)
    Chordpro2chordframes-button will format lines with no chords with "lyrics"-paragraph style

    Download
  • 1.1.0 support for music symbols ♯ and ♭
    Chordpro-Formatter now works for selection instead of whole document
    Creates CProTitle-style instead of applying default Heading 1 style for [Title].
    [composer:text ] will become
    Composer: tab text (with CProComposer
    4.4 Linux, Windows, macOS CC-BY

    support for music symbols ♯ and ♭
    Chordpro-Formatter now works for selection instead of whole document
    Creates CProTitle-style instead of applying default Heading 1 style for [Title].
    [composer:text ] will become
    Composer: tab text (with CProComposer-Style)
    same for Key, Album etc.

    Download
  • 1.0.9 fixed horizontal position if chorddiagram is anchored to paragraph 4.1 Linux, Windows, macOS CC-BY

    fixed horizontal position if chorddiagram is anchored to paragraph

    Download
  • 1.0.8 Added handling for protected textsections when formatting ChordPro-files ("format (all)"-Button) 4.4 Linux, Windows, macOS GPL

    Added handling for protected textsections when formatting ChordPro-files ("format (all)"-Button)

    Download
  • 1.0.7 Added ChordPro-Formatter Buttons 4.4 Linux, Windows, macOS GPL Download
  • 1.0.6 Added Scandinavian Language, Toolbar also available in Calc 4.4 Linux, Windows, macOS GPL

    Added Scandinavian Language, Toolbar also available in Calc

    Download
  • 1.0.5 Refined Grid Layout for ChordDiagrams 4.4 Linux, Windows, macOS GPL

    Refined Grid Layout for ChordDiagrams

    Download
  • 1.0.4 added support for ChordDiagrams that were created with extension "ChordDiagrams"
    https://extensions.libreoffice.org/extensions/chorddiagrams
    4.4 Linux, Windows, macOS GPL

    added support for ChordDiagrams that were created with extension "ChordDiagrams"

    https://extensions.libreoffice.org/extensions/chorddiagrams

    Download
  • 1.0.3 fix for chords in brackets in ChordFrames 4.4 CC-BY fix for chords in brackets in ChordFrames Download
  • 1.0.2 Convert from/to chords in TextFrames
    Convert from/to ChordPro
    4.4 CC-BY Download
  • 1.0.1 faster processing 4.4 CC-BY faster processing Download
  • 1.0 Initial Release 4.4 CC-BY Initial Release Download

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