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Announcements / Re: Mac Version Now Available
« Last post by bronnos on April 03, 2020, 07:03:46 AM »
Arlo,

Big thanks for this! Really appreciate a MacOS version! Been waiting for this.
And ignore the haters. At some point progress needs to be made, leaving old stuff behind. The stuff that doesn't work on the new OS is just lagging behind, and that is definitely not your fault although it might be annoying. They should complain to the makers of that piece of software..

Regards,

Jeroen 
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Repertoire Help / Re: Apple TV version?
« Last post by arlo on April 02, 2020, 02:53:06 PM »
Okay, what you're seeing is normal and correct. The TV has a wider aspect ratio, so you see less content vertically. However, the pagination controls should account for that -- so if you trigger the next page function in the app, both screens will scroll to the correct spot to show next part of the content.

If you want the content to match exactly, you can't change the aspect ratio of the TV,* but you can change the aspect ratio of the document viewer in BandHelper. Don't toggle to full-screen view on the tablet. Instead, make a layout that includes the document viewer and size it to match the aspect ratio of the TV (this will take some trial and error).

* Actually if it has settings to change the resolution and those settings include a 1024x768 pillarboxed size, that would work, too. But then you wouldn't be using the full area of the TV screen.
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Repertoire Help / Re: Apple TV version?
« Last post by Kazbah on April 02, 2020, 12:36:00 PM »
See below .. as you can see there is less content on the TV
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Repertoire Help / Re: Apple TV version?
« Last post by arlo on April 01, 2020, 08:50:56 AM »
Can you send a picture showing your iPad screen and the TV screen?
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Repertoire Help / Re: Apple TV version?
« Last post by Kazbah on April 01, 2020, 08:39:14 AM »
Was using Doc+1, changed to Document
Restarted the App
Same result

According to what I see on screen I wonder if it is still sending 720p scaled up to 1080p ...
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Announcements / Re: Mac Version Now Available
« Last post by arlo on April 01, 2020, 08:26:04 AM »
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I'm struggling a little with navigation so far. For example, a two-finger vertical swipe scrolls up and down, but I can't find any way to do a horizontal swipe (or arrow keys) to switch between songs.

Responding two a two-fingered horizontal swipe like other apps would be nice, but I don't think that's available to Catalyst apps, at least not yet. Meanwhile, you can click and swipe horizontally (a drag gesture) to achieve the one-fingered swipe gesture from iOS, or you can edit your layout and add the Next Song / Previous Song buttons.
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Announcements / Re: Mac Version Now Available
« Last post by tonyt on April 01, 2020, 12:45:01 AM »
Congrats Arlo! I'd heard about Catalyst apps but haven't tried any yet.

I'm struggling a little with navigation so far. For example, a two-finger vertical swipe scrolls up and down, but I can't find any way to do a horizontal swipe (or arrow keys) to switch between songs.

Do you think this is something in the layout or in the framework?
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Announcements / Changes to Documents on iOS
« Last post by arlo on March 31, 2020, 05:28:24 PM »
If you use document formats other than PDF

Apple has announced that it is dropping support for its original document viewing framework in December 2020, leaving a newer framework that only displays PDFs. If you are using Word, RTF, Pages, Keynote or PowerPoint files in Set List Maker, you should start thinking about converting those files. Here's a step-by-step:

  • Collect the documents you need to convert. If you don't already have these in a folder on your computer, you can copy them out of the app's data directory. For iOS, you'll need to use iTunes File Sharing, or Finder file sharing on Mac OS Catalina. For Android, you can use a file management app or USB file transfer.
  • Convert the files to PDFs. You can use this free, online tool. Just drag your documents to the web page, click Convert, and click Download. (You should probably start with a small number of documents at a time and progress to larger batches if it works well.)
  • Copy your new PDF files back into the app. You can use the same method you used in step 1. You will need to do this on each of your devices.
  • Open Set List Maker and export a backup of your database. Then for Word files, you can click Help > Utilities > Replace Word Files With PDFs. This will update your songs to link to the PDF files instead of the Word files, preserving annotations. For other document formats, you will need to edit each song to remove the link to the old file and add a link to the new file.
  • When you're done, you can remove the unsupported files from the app's data directory. However, you should keep the original files that you converted to PDFs. To edit your documents in the future, you will need to edit these original files, then export the updated file as a PDF and copy the updated PDF back into the app.

Instead of converting to PDF files, you can copy and paste the contents of your old files directly into the Lyrics field of your songs. Pros and cons are listed here:

http://www.arlomedia.com/apps/setlistmaker/tutorials/compare_lyrics_documents.html

Or if you've considered migrating to BandHelper, you could do that now and the document update process will be easier. After exporting your Set List Maker databases into new BandHelper projects, and converting your files to PDF format, you can batch upload your new PDFs on the Repertoire > Documents page of the BandHelper website, and they will sync to all your devices.

If you want to try the new document viewer

While implementing the new document framework, I also implemented new frameworks for displaying photos and videos. After some initial hiccups, these new frameworks are working well, and you can switch to them for testing or regular use by turning off Help > Utilities > Use Old Document Viewer. The new viewer offers these advantages:

- Faster document display on iOS 11+
- More accurate paging through multi-page documents on iOS 11+
- Ability to save a zoom level for photos
- More reliable video display and control
- Ability to play a video on the main screen and an external screen simultaneously with the document-only external setting

Differences and disadvantages are:

- Pagination in a 2-column display moves two pages at a time (e.g., instead of changing from pages 1-2 to 2-3, it changes from pages 1-2 to 3-4)
- Saving a zoom position with the 2-column display is not supported, because it zooms both columns together
- Documents will have a gray border on iOS 10 and earlier

You can ask general questions here, but if you see any problems using the new viewer, please submit a help ticket.
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Announcements / Changes to Documents on iOS
« Last post by arlo on March 31, 2020, 05:27:12 PM »
If you use document formats other than PDF

Apple has announced that it is dropping support for its original document viewing framework in December 2020, leaving a newer framework that only displays PDFs. If you are using Word, RTF, Pages, Keynote or PowerPoint files in BandHelper, you should start thinking about converting those files to PDFs. Here's a step-by-step:

  • Go to the Repertoire > Documents page of the website, click Reset in the Filters box to show all your documents, and click Export at the bottom of the page to download all your documents as a zip file.
  • From the downloaded files, remove any documents that are already in a supported format (PDF, JPG or TXT).
  • Convert the remaining files to PDFs. You can use this free, online tool. Just drag your documents to the web page, click Convert, and click Download. (You should probably start with a small number of documents at a time and progress to larger batches if it works well.)
  • When you have PDF versions of your documents, put them all into a folder with no subfolders and zip the folder. Then click the Batch Import button at the top of the Repertoire > Documents and select the zip file. Do not select Add New Songs. Your new PDF documents will upload and replace the old formats.
  • Annotations and other metadata will be preserved. You only need to do this once for your account; individual users don't need to do it.
  • You should keep the original files that you converted to PDFs. To edit your documents in the future, you will need to edit these original files, then export the updated file as a PDF and upload the PDF to your account. You can replace individual files on the Repertoire > Documents > Edit pages of the website.

Alternatively, you can copy and paste the contents of those files directly into the Lyrics field of your songs. Pros and cons of this approach are listed here:

http://www.bandhelper.com/tutorials/compare_lyrics_documents.html

If you want to try the new document viewer

While implementing the new document framework, I also implemented new frameworks for displaying photos and videos. After some initial hiccups, these new frameworks are working well, and you can switch to them for testing or regular use by turning off Help > Utilities > Use Old Document Viewer. The new viewer offers these advantages:

- Faster document display on iOS 11+
- More accurate paging through multi-page documents on iOS 11+
- Ability to save a zoom level for photos
- More reliable video display and control
- Ability to play a video on the main screen and an external screen simultaneously with the document-only external setting

Differences and disadvantages are:

- Pagination in a 2-column display moves two pages at a time (e.g., instead of changing from pages 1-2 to 2-3, it changes from pages 1-2 to 3-4)
- Saving a zoom position with the 2-column display is not supported, because it zooms both columns together
- Documents will have a gray border on iOS 10 and earlier

You can ask general questions here, but if you see any problems using the new viewer, please submit a help ticket.
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Repertoire Help / Re: Apple TV version?
« Last post by arlo on March 31, 2020, 03:58:00 PM »
Are you using the Settings > General Settings > External Display > Content = Document setting to show only your document/lyrics/video on the external display? That should accommodate any differences in screen aspect ratio to use the full screen area.
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