Custom Chord Editor
The Custom Chord Editor allows chord grids to be defined other than those that are defined by default in Songsheet Generator.
A button on the Chords/Grids Options Property Page
will open the Custom Chord Editor, and it can also be opened via the menu bar.
The dialog contains the following controls, in addition to OK and Cancel buttons:
- Add New
- Adds a new chord to the list. The chord will be called "New
chord"—this name should be changed by typing a new name in the
"Name" text field.
- Deletes the currently selected chord from the list.
- This text field is used to define the name of the chord. This is the same
name that should be using in a song file. If the name of the chord is
Em11, the song file should use
- These six text fields (four when in Ukulele mode) define the frets for each string of the guitar. An 0
(zero) or o (lowercase letter o) can be used to indicate the string is played
open. A dash (-) or an x (lowercase letter x) indicates the string is not
- These six text fields (four when in Ukulele mode) can be optionally used to define the fingerings for
each string of the guitar. A dash (-) or an x (lowercase letter x) indicates
that no fingering is defined for that string; Songsheet Generator will not
print anything for the string fingering in this case.
- Base fret
- This text field optionally defines the base fret for the chord grid. This
is the fret at which the chord diagram begins. The base fret prints to the
left of the grid. When set to 0 or 1, the base fret is not printed.
- Key signature
- This text field optionally defines the key signature for the chord grid. When
the key signature is defined for a song, this will be used to make sure that
the chord definition is appropriate for the key signature.
The lower part of the dialog displays the grid as it will appear in the printed output.
For futher information on chord definitions, see the ChordPro Song File Format Reference.