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I found a java code that web designers use to scroll text on a webpage. I tested it with some success. The page will automatically began to scroll once you click on your local web page, but using only a browser you wouldnt have to be reliant on just MS Word.

Here's an example with Sweet Home Alabama. Just copy everything as is, paste into notepad and save it with quotations around the file name to specify .html. ex. File->Save As->"sweethome.html". This will save the file with a .html extension rather than .txt. Start at the <html> and end at the </html>. The var speed controls the tempo. Not sure if this would help, but, with a common style sheet you could simply include this java script, css style sheet and format a bulk of songs with all common font size, etc... The BPM notepad concept really got me thinking especially with the ability to insert images, establish things precisely so that they match the tempo of the song.

Enjoy!
Todd


<html>
<head>
<title>
Test
</title>
<SCRIPT language=JavaScript1.2>
//change 1 to another integer to alter the scroll speed. Greater is faster

var speed=1

var currentpos=0,alt=1,curpos1=0,curpos2=-1

function initialize(){

startit()

}

function scrollwindow(){

if (document.all &&

!document.getElementById)

temp=document.body.scrollTop

else

temp=window.pageYOffset

if (alt==0)

alt=2

else

alt=1

if (alt==0)

curpos1=temp

else

curpos2=temp

if (curpos1!=curpos2){

if (document.all)

currentpos=document.body.scrollTop+speed

else

currentpos=window.pageYOffset+speed

window.scroll(0,currentpos)

}

else{

currentpos=0

window.scroll(0,currentpos)

}

}

function startit(){

setInterval("scrollwindow()",50)

}

window.onload=initialize

</SCRIPT>

</head>
<body>


<font size = 10>
<p>Sweet Home Alabama</p>
1.<br>
2.<br>
3.<br>
4.<br>
5.<br>
6.<br>
7.<br>
8.<br>
9.<br>
10.<br>
<p>
Big wheels keep on turning<br>
Carry me home to see my kin<br>
Singing songs about the Southland<br>
I miss Alabamy once again<br>
And I think its a sin, yes<br>
</p>
1.<br>
2.<br>
3.<br>
4.<br>
5.<br>

<p>
Well I heard mister Young sing about her<br>
Well, I heard ole Neil put her down<br>
Well, I hope Neil Young will remember<br>
A Southern man don't need him around anyhow<br>
</p>
<p>
Sweet home Alabama<br>
Where the skies are so blue<br>
Sweet Home Alabama<br>
Lord, I'm coming home to you<br>
</p>
<p>
In Birmingham they love the governor<br>
Now we all did what we could do<br>
Now Watergate does not bother me<br>
Does your conscience bother you?<br>
Tell the truth<br>
</p>
<p>
Sweet home Alabama<br>
Where the skies are so blue<br>
Sweet Home Alabama<br>
Lord, I'm coming home to you<br>
Here I come Alabama<br>
</p>
<p>
Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers<br>
And they've been known to pick a song or two<br>
Lord they get me off so much<br>
They pick me up when I'm feeling blue<br>
Now how about you?<br>
</p>
<p>
Sweet home Alabama<br>
Where the skies are so blue<br>
Sweet Home Alabama<br>
Lord, I'm coming home to you<br>
</p>
<p>
Sweet home Alabama<br>
Oh sweet home baby<br>
Where the skies are so blue<br>
And the governor's true<br>
Sweet Home Alabama<br>
Lordy<br>
Lord, I'm coming home to you<br>
Yea, yea Montgomery's got the answer<br>
</font>
</p>
</body>
</html>


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Thanks, yes, I'm a member of a four piece band as well. We each invested in the Bose L1/ B1 combination and sold our band trailor and entire PA. We setup in 15-25minutes and can scale down from 2-4 systems depending on room size. The reason I asked about Audacity live was for small acoustic or sequence gigs. Occassionally I like to just venture out and do something solo but we play 10 times a month part time and it's hard to find time to spend working with different products.

Im currently testing this loop stuff (Boss) and very interested in adding some live loops on the fly to back my self up in the band. We are just guitar(me), bass, drums and lead vocals.

Todd

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Hey pink, just curious, if you are using Audacity to play your backing tracks? I use audacity for recording ideas, but I'm interested in how you are using the application live.

Thanks,
Todd

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I too have began testing the BPM Notepad application. I'm a guitarist in an active band and I continue to search ways to improve our performance. I stumbled across this forum as I was looking for an application to scroll text. I notice when we have a request that we normally don't do often we stumble through a large book looking for the words. I hate dead space on stage. Aside from that I also periodically play acoustically, duo, sequence, etc.. and becoming more relyant on a laptop as part of my music future. (Culture change here).

So, back to BPM Notepad. I thought I could format words in MS Word and then paste them into the BPM application. I noticed they just kept going back to plain text. So, after testing the XML function using a piece of sheet music in gif format http://www.8notes.com I then formatted a document in BPM and exported to XML. I then wrote a perl script that would simpy read through a text file and convert it to XML with all the attributes. So, if anyone needs a quick fix to convert text files to XML for the BPM application I have a simple but effective script to do this. Now,  I can start copying lyrics in text format, paste in Notepad, and move on. Come back after I'm done, and convert all the text files to XML from the command line.

Here's what I have noticed though, if you right click on an XML file you have the option to open the file in BPM. But BPM opens a blank document.
From a musician's standpoint, Im looking to be able to simply sort a folder by name, choose view->list and click.

But, on a more positive notes, the ability to arrange an entire show, by inserting images, chord diagrams, breaks, etc... into one document is also attractive. Imagine you the musician hosting a wedding party for 3 hours and the entire time, the application is scrolling from the first song, to the money dance, to the bride/groom speech, down to the minute? Maybe, even coordinate before hand with the wedding party and insure to them that everything will go smoothly because you now have an automated wedding coordinator. (Including lyrics, speeches, vows,) lol.

Todd

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Sorry, to generate a new setlist just refresh your web browser. F5.

http://www.eatel.net...toddmatherne/blah.pl

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I too have been looking for a software just like this. This will be such a huge benefit. I have developed an application online using perl. It creates a random setlist of songs in the order of two fast and one slow. The application is written in Perl and can be sampled here.

http://www.eatel.net...toddmatherne/blah.pl

I hope someone in exchange for contributing this auto scroll software will find value in utilizing this utility. My online application will automatically count the number of fast songs, slow songs and total time. Thanks to the online development community, for allowing us hard working musicians to apply our laptops as a very useful tool both on stage and in the office. Email me for the perl source code.

Thank you,
Todd Matherne
[email protected]

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