Simple 2 page viewer. The iPad must be in landscape mode.
The Do menu contains a simple 2 page viewer. It is of limited usefulness since it only shows one PDF document at a time. In addition it does not show annotations, hot spots or transmogrify buttons. It is included for the people that wanted a simple way to view 2 pages in landscape.
Photo to PDF allows you to take a photo and save it as a PDF. You can optionally choose a photo from the photo library. Multiple photos can be taken and then saved as a single PDF. If you press the Edit button, you can delete and reorder the photos that have been taken. Use this feature when you need a quick chart on the gig and they have only a limited number of charts available. Good for a quick and dirty chart to get you through the gig.
If you turn Lo Res on, then the pictures will be converted to a lower resolution. This will result in faster page turns at the expense of some clarity. Very useful for the iPad 3 and above.
Provides a quick way to paste in lyrics from a website and create a quick PDF. Any text pasted into the lyrics window will be saved as a PDF file. Upper will make all lyrics upper case. s, L control the text size (small and large). 0 is the original font from older versions of unrealBook. The recycle icon will allow you to reload saved lyric files.
Recorder – when used with the iPad 2 and above, excellent recordings can be made from unrealBook on your music stand! Use this to record your band, rehearsals, or your lessons.
Press the Record button to start a recording. Press it again to stop. Press the Play Files button to see all the recordings you have made and to play and rename them.
Each recording is date stamped. If there is more than one recording in a day, the recording has a number added in parentheses. Select a recording to play, press it again to stop. Press the Rename button when a recording is selected to rename it. Press the Edit button to delete a recording. Set Use document name ON to include the document name in the recording title.
Smaller files will create .mp4 files but with reduced fidelity. These smaller files are easier to email.
Note: Recordings are in .WAV format. Most applications on the Macintosh including Quicktime can play these files. To backup these files, copy the .WAV files out of the unrealBook documents folder in iTunes to your computer .
To Play your recorded files, press Play Files.
To play a file, simply press the filename. To stop the playback, press the filename again. To rename a file, make sure it is selected and then press Rename. To delete a file, press the Edit button, then press the red minus button on the left of the filename. To jump to the middle of a file while it is playing, use the scroll bar. You can email recorded files as long as they are not larger than your email can handle.
In addition to simple playback, you can use the << and >> buttons to jump backwards or forwards. Press the i button to set an in point. Press the i-> button to continuously start from the in point. Press the o button to set an out point when Loop is ON. This will loop between in the in and out points. To set an out point at a spot, press the pause button and then drag the slider to the out point spot and press the o button. When the file is playing you can press the i or o buttons at any time to set the in and out points. The slider below the i, o and i-> buttons set the playback speed. Press the red ^ button to go back to normal playback speed.
Metronome – provides a very basic metronome. Press the link button on right to link a tempo to the current PDF.
To change the tempo, press the minus or plus buttons or type directly into the tempo field. Press enter or press out of the tempo field when you are done.
Note: The metronome will not play while a linked song is playing.
Press the icon on the lower right to access the auto start function.
Auto Start Function
The metronome can be set to auto start when the file is loaded. To use this, set Auto Start to ON and set an optional number of beats for the metronome to play before stopping.
Use the Manage Files window to Rename, delete or remove bad files.
The Manage Files command in the Do Menu, brings up a window that allows you to alter your files. Select a file in the list and press delete to remove a file. Since set lists can refer to files, all set lists that reference the deleted file will be changed. The deleted file entry will be removed from the set list. If a set list contains a single reference to the deleted file, the set list will be deleted. You can also rename files by selecting the file and choosing the Rename button. Delete Bad Files will attempt to remove all bad bookmarks that reference non-existing files and will remove bad entries in set lists as well. All bookmarks/set lists should be in sync with the current pdf files that you have on your iPad. You can also rename lists (they have an extension .fld) and indexes (extension .csv). If there is a zip file, you can extract the files in the zip to your unrealBook documents folder. You can choose to only save the files not found, or to overwrite your files with the files found in the zip file.
Move Objects allows you to move more than one object so you can re-arrange the objects on the screen. When you are finished moving objects, go to the Do menu and choose Stop Move Objects. Stop Move Objects is automatically called when a new file is loaded.