musescore example manager MuseScore Example Manager

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Insert MuseScore examples into LibreOffice Writer Documents

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Description

Overview:

Create musical examples with MuseScore and insert them into your document using this extension.  MSCZ files are automatically converted to graphics with hyperlinks to the corresponding MSCZ files, so that if you Ctrl-click the graphic example within your document, MuseScore is invoked and you can edit the original example.  Changes to the example from within MuseScore can be propagated back to your document.

Usage:

Put cursor where you want an example to appear.  Click the MuseScore button on the toolbar or go to Insert / MuseScore Example and select an MSCZ file.  A graphic representation of the example (with excess whitespace automatically trimmed) will be generated and inserted into your document with a link to the original MSCZ file.  Ctrl-click the example to edit it further in MuseScore.  After editing and saving the example in MuseScore, you can select the graphic in LibreOffice and press the MuseScore button again to update it.

Requirements:

You must first install MuseScore, version 2.0 or later.  This program is supported on Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

The first time you run MuseScore Example Manager, you will be prompted to confirm the location of the MuseScore executable.  This location is saved in an INI file (msem2.ini) stored in ALLUSERSPROFILE\MuseScore Example Manager (Windows) or HOME/.MuseScore Example Manager (Mac OS, Linux) should you need to edit this setting later.

Credits:

MuseScore Example Manager: Marc Sabatella

MuseScore: Werner Schweer, Nicolas Froment, Leon Vinken, & others

abc2xml / xml2abc: Willem Vree

 

Release List

  • Release Description Compatibility Operating Systems License Release notes  
  • 2.0.0 Update for MuseScore 2.0 4.2 CC-BY MuseScore Example Manager for MuseScore 2.0. Download
  • 1.0.8 Automatic resizing of examples, other improvements 3.5 CC-BY Download
  • 1.0.7 Bug fixes for some Linux and MacOS systems, also for older versions of OpenOffice.org.
    3.5 CC-BY Download
  • 1.0.6 First full public release 3.5 CC-BY Download

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  • Stefan Isaksson Jul 8, 2020, 6:38 PM (6 days ago)

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    As of this writing, the MuseScore app name is hardcode in the macro. This I suppose means it will work fine for MuseScore 2, but fail to find MuseScore 3.
    Actually you can change this yourself if in the macro editor, or you must enter the file path yourself.
    The latter is a hassle on a MacIntosh, since the "app" - I just found out - is actually a directory: hence if your MuseScore application is called "MuseScore 3.app" and is placed in /Applications directory (which by the way is presented by another name in Finder lest you set the language to English) the path to MuseScore application would be:
    /Applications/MuseScore 3.app/Contents/MacOS/
    and the executables' file name is mscore
    When I was trying to find out why the installation didn't work I managed to make MuseScore Example Manager find som other file which it duly put in the .ini file, and then reported failure to read Muse Score 3 files. It got me stuck for quite a while - the remedy is simple: just find the .ini file and delete it, but I failed completely to find the directory where the file is (despite I knew the path since it's named above). Hidden directories and all that I suppose. A failed installation on a MacIntosh is quite as difficult to recover than a failed installation on Windows, I realize.
    I would suggest that the app name should not be hardcoded and that there should be a mechanism to delete or disregard the .ini file within the MuseScore Example Manager when problems arise.
    As for me, I solved the problems with temporarily fiddling with the macro code, but then I'm a programmer :-/
    Now it's working but I haven't yet used it enough to feel I can rate it.

  • Anne-Marie Jun 25, 2020, 12:05 AM (20 days ago)

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    erreur : lire MuseScore 3.app bien sûr

  • Anne-Marie Jun 25, 2020, 12:03 AM (20 days ago)

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Fonctionne très bien aussi sur libre office 6.3.5.2 avec musescore 3.0 à condition d'indiquer le chemin. Sur mac : /Applications/MuseScore 2.app/Contents/MacOS/mscore

  • Piotr Jun 5, 2020, 12:51 AM (40 days ago)

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    Fantastic!

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