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Ray Frank
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about Encore

Post by Ray Frank »

A couple of questions about Encore...
1. Any news about the possible update?
2. Can old Encore files be easily imported into Overture complete with text and lyrics?
TenorAlan
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Re: about Encore

Post by TenorAlan »

Hi, Ray,

Welcome aboard.
Ray Frank wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 7:23 pm A couple of questions about Encore...
1. Any news about the possible update?
Nothing recent that I know of.
2. Can old Encore files be easily imported into Overture complete with text and lyrics?
Overture 5 cannot import Encore score files at all.
One can have a "recent" Encore export a MusicXML file for an Encore score, which Overture 5 can import, with various limitations.
The Encore-generated MusicXML file does not include the lyrics. (It has a "comment" placeholder where each lyricule should go!)
The handling of Encore text elements in this process is "complicated". They are encoded in a very irregular (and not at all legitimate) way into MusicXML by Encore. Overture has a number of special provisions to try and deal with this, with "some" success.

Best regards,

Alan
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Don (Sonic Scores) maintains a dedicated Encore forum. Just go to ‘passportmusic.com’. All the information you may require about Encore can be found by perusing the various Encore topics.
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