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20160930

Mail of the Month - September - PDF Import and Organization

Is it possible to merge a 2 page PDF into one file on Fakebook Pro?

The Fakebook Pro database saves all pages individually (to make it possible to split collections, reorder or repeat pages etc). It is recommended to follow the default naming convention of multi-page songs (e.g. "Song Name (1)", "Song Name (2)"), as that allows Fakebook to recognize pages belonging together. In an upcoming version (the feature is on the to-do) the list manager can then "collapse"/"expand" songs which will make sorting easier and provide a better overview.


Another question: is it possible to import a pdf or pic file and have it take on the name of the document as the title automatically? That would save a lot of time!


Yes, Fakebook will automatically suggest the file name as the name of the song, when importing a file.

I don't know if I can import the real books (or sheet music) from my own Windows files, or how.

For a "raw" import, just copy the PDF files to the device (using Bluetooth, USB, mail or any other means). Then open the file via the Fakeebook menu -> Add new songs -> Import local file. Note that this method is best suited for files with single (or a few) songs, for larger collections I really recommend creating scripts for the indexing (see http://www.skrivarna.com/2014/02/automatic-indexing-of-pdf-real-books.html ).

I want to buy and install the Fakebook Pro on my Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Why can’t I do this? Are you going to allow this to occur soon?

The Fakebook Pro app is built from the bottom up for Android, and it would take a lot of effort to port it to Windows or iOS. Time and money we rather spend on improving the app for the Android users.
There are already a lot of good music readers for iOS, so competing there doesn't really make sense. For Windows users we normally recommend checking out any of the emulated Android environments available (some examples at http://windowsreport.com/best-android-emulators-windows-10/ ). This is not something we test or officially support, but I know several users doing this.

20160922

Be ready with Fakebook Pro 2.6

With Android Nougat slowly rolling out to phones and tablets, the Fakebook Pro app gets better than ever. Version 2.6.1 supports the new Multi-Windows mode (more on that later) as well as security updates and improved font handling.

But the new Fakebook Pro also brings some new song and list operations, including the possibility to completely clear the database or restore all the original songs.



Fakebook Pro 2.6.1 - available on Google Play now!

20160901

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Mail of the Month - August - More Key Questions

Again, thanks to all Fakebook Pro users - the feedback you provide is invaluable and will help make the app even better!

Love that it's so easy to transpose! Also great with own songs. Would be nice to be able to backup own collection as well as the choice of key.
Thanks for the kind words. Backing up your song database is easy, you'll find it in the menu under Settings->Database and backup. The copy will also include the key you set for the song.

Clef. Is there a Bass Clef Edition?
As the 1600 chord charts included by default in the Fakebook Pro app do not contain notes or melody there is no clef. The chord charts can be transposed to suit Eb, Bb or F instruments, but this is of course not necessary for bass instruments in C key.
Other music you import (e.g. PDF Real Books) must be in a suitable clef and key; we provide links to scripts to index some of the most popular at http://www.skrivarna.com/p/fakebook.html. As you can see there are also Bass clef version for a few of these.

Fingering annotation. Does Fakebook let me annotate with text anywhere on the sheet music? I play piano and need to add fingering numbers.
Fakebook Pro allows annotation on all types of music (both PDF and chord charts), but the current feature is mainly intended for marking chords or passages of music, underlining, strike-through etc. At this point there is no typeset/keyboard input, only finger or stylus drawing, which may pose a problem for adding small details like fingering. But on larger tablets with good stylus support it works fine.