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The basics of song editing


To edit a song that you are viewing, tap the Edit button at the top-right of the screen. When you are finished, tap Done.

When in edit mode, you will notice that the song title becomes editable and all other controls in the navigation bar disappear.

Your edits are automatically saved as you go: there is no need to explicitly save anything.

The editor allows you to enter song metadata, as well as the lyrics and chords that make up the song. Unlike many other applications that fulfil a similar purpose, SongSheet doesn’t require you to use any kind of markup language to enter chords and lyrics. The song editor and the song viewer are the same thing – you edit your song sheets in a WYSIWYG manner.

While editing lyrics, the on-screen keyboard is augmented with a chord palette. To insert a chord, position the cursor and tap the appropriate chord key on the top row of the keyboard. To move a chord, first tap it to select it, then drag it to a new location.

Stanzas can contain either lyrics with chords, or comments. Comments will be automatically formatted using an italic font and a highlighted background, to distinguish them from the lyrics.

You can edit a single chord in-place, or update all occurrences of a chord by editing it in the chord palette.

You can transpose a song or set capo for guitarists with only a few taps of the finger.

A stanza can also be reformatted as “tablature” - i.e. it will be typeset with a monospaced font allowing you to type out and format tablature more easily.

Reordering the stanzas within a song is as simple as drag-and-drop.

All these functions will be described in more detail in the sections that follow.

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