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XML Snippet "open with" context menu option

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Dear All,


I have a little suggestion for workflow.


1) A simple context menu button (or some way) to open the XML snippet in other software.

Like right-clicking on the snippet and have an option (OS based option) like "open with" (musescore, finale, sibelius, etc)


This could be useful for collecting material for a piece to be edited outside Opusmodus.

I personally use Musescore with my students. It's free, open and runs windows and mac.

I also use Finale for myself.

This simple options could solve the problem of the audition of many different snippets.


2) Another (much more complex) idea would be  when click over each snippet to have a play panel, similar to the

 live coding panel (with play/stop button, tempo, volume, maybe sound and channel assigment , according

 to the number of staves, etc...


This could be handy.




added 2 minutes later

Like this (when clicking over the snipett inside Opusmodus:



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the last snippet is also the last score.


By the way you can do a function last score to editor.


I've did one for my usage when working with SIbelius.


I give it here if it can help.

(defun last-score-to-editor ()
(compile-score *last-score* :output :musicxml :file "temp-last-score")
(musicxml-to-editor "temp-last-score"))



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  • 5 months later...

First, you need to create a musicxml file from your score:

(compile-score 'file-name :output :musicxml :file "file-name")


(musicxml-to-editor "file-name")

To open the file in Finale:

(musicxml-to-editor "file-name" :application "Finale")


If the application name is not working you can use the identifier keyword with the bundle-identifier.

For example the Sibelius 7.5 version identifier is "com.avid.Sibelius75"

(musicxml-to-editor "file-name" :identifier "com.avid.Sibelius75")


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