Save the entire set list as a single PDF


Save the entire set list as a single PDF

You can save your set list as a single PDF with the annotations intact. Note that this function is dependent on the amount of RAM that your iPad has. This function may fail with super large set lists.

Load a set list.

 

Load a set list using the set list popup in the center of the set list toolbar.

Use the + button in the set list toolbar to save the current set list to a single PDF file.

 

Choose Set List to PDF.

Name the PDF file that will be created from the set list

 

Note that any bookmarks or indexes that do not have a number of pages defined will be saved as a single page.

Quick Panel


Quick Panel

 

A press in the top center of the screen when the toolbar is hidden will bring up the Quick Panel.
The Quick Panel allows you to Start/Stop the Music Player, Start/Stop the recorder, Link the currently playing song to the current PDF file and to lock the page. Once the page is locked, you cannot turn past the current page with a tap. You can still zoom in and out. Use this mode when you want to show someone something on your iPad on the current page without having them accidentally turn a page. You can also turn Set List Mode on and off here. MIDI Send – when off, will disable sending of MIDI messages. Music Picker will allow you to go directly to the music picker window which you can use to play songs. You can also acces the Recently Loaded songs list here as well.

Manually creating indexes for large PDF files


Manually creating indexes for large PDF files

Indexes allow you to create a file containing a list of titles and pages for a specific document. Think of it as a table of contents that you can create for a large PDF book. At this time unrealBook doesn’t have an interface for creating this, but you can use a spreadsheet application to create this file. To create an index, type in the name of the song, the document name and the page number in a spreadsheet. 

1. Create a spreadsheet with the index information – OpenOffice or LibreOffice REQUIRED (free)

 

Type in the name of the song, the document name and the page number in a spreadsheet. 

format: name of song, myPDF.pdf, pageNumber

Repeat this for every song in the PDF.
Once you are finished, export your spreadsheet as a .csv file. This file should be comma delimited and should not have a text delimiter (no quotes).
Note: Make sure that the name of the pdf is case sensitive correct. In addition, make sure that it has .pdf at the end of the name. Do not put spaces before or after the filename. You must have a matching .pdf file in the documents folder for the index to reference.

You can also specify the number of pages of a song. This will allow set lists to turn through correctly when an index is added to a set list. To format your .csv correctly, create a .csv with the following format:

name of song, myPDF.pdf, pageNumber, numberOfPages
name of song2,myPDF.pdf,pageNumber, numberOfPages

OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice.org are REQUIRED for creating index files.

2. Export as csv

 

Make sure that there is no text delimiter and that the field delimiter is a comma. IMPORTANT!!!! The file character set should be UTF-8. 

3. Copy the .csv file into the unrealBook documents folder

Once the .csv file has been created, copy it into the unrealBook documents folder like any other PDF. You can then pull down on the All Indexes list to rebuild the list (which will read all .csv files).

Access your indexes in the Songs menu

 

Choose Indexes from the Songs menu

Access all indexes or a single index

 

All Indexes will list all songs of every index in a single list. Below All Indexes are the listings for each individual index.

Advanced – Verify your indexes

 

Use the +/verify button to check your indexes for simple mistakes.

Using the index editor for large PDF files


Using the index editor for large PDF files

Indexes allow you to create a file containing a list of titles and pages for a specific document. Think of it as a table of contents that you can create for a large PDF book. unrealBook now includes an index editor so you don’t need to use a computer to create and edit indexes.

Use the Songs menu and load a PDF that you want to create an index for. Go to the page that you want to create an index listing for.

Make sure that your PDF is loaded and you are on a page that you want to create a listing for.

Press the +/Verify button to start creating an index or skip to edit an existing index below.

 

Choose Create Index

 

Press the + button to create a listing

 

Press the + button to create a new listing.

Edit the title

 

Use the onscreen keyboard to change the title. Use the x button to quickly clear the title and type in a new name.

Continue the above for every page that you want a index listing for.

Repeat as many times as necessary.

Save your index

 

Press Save to save your index

Name and save your index file

 

Name and save your index.

Your index file will now be available in the Songs->Indexes menu

 

Other index editor features

 

The extra buttons from left to right in the editor are as follows:
Go to top of list.
Go to bottom of list.
Sort by title alphabetically.
If you are on a particular page of a PDF, press the Locate Page to scroll to a matching line in the index.
Email the index.

Creating Lists for subsets of songs


Creating Lists for subsets of songs

Lists are a way of displaying a subset of all the charts you have. For example if you are playing with a Jazz band, you might want to only see charts that pertain to that Jazz band. Lists are similar to set lists, except they are in the Songs menu. In addition, they are sorted and indexed automatically. When you search through a list, only the songs in the list are searched

Choose Add List… from the Songs menu

 

Add songs into a list using the -> buttons

 

Use the -> buttons to add songs to your list. You can also use the search icon to add files to the list. Press Save List after you are done.

Turn a set list into a list

 

You can use the Add Set List To Songs Menu command to turn the current set list into a list that you can access from the Songs menu.

Access your saved lists in the Songs menu

 

Saved lists appear in the Songs menu after the Indexes entry. Choose any list and select a song to display in unrealBook.

Advanced- Use Dropbox.com to turn a folder hierarchy into lists

 

You can use DropBox.com to organize a directory that contains folders arranged exactly as you want them to appear in unrealBook. Name the folders exactly as you want them to appear and put pdf files in the folders. Choose Action->Remote Files navigate to your folder that contains the folder hierarchy on DropBox.com. Once the folder is current, press the Build Lists button. Your lists will automatically be created. Any existing lists with the same names are overwritten. Note that nested folders are not allowed and files are not copied from the folders. This is just a quick and easy way to create lists.