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Jay Jessup


From:
Charlottesville, VA, USA
Post Posted 20 Jun 2018 3:04 am     Reply with quote

I would like some advice on how to post copedents. I have to think this has been covered before but I couldn't find anything with a search.
Thanks, Jay
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Douglas Schuch


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St John, US Virgin Islands
Post Posted 20 Jun 2018 4:04 am     Reply with quote

I use spreadsheet software (Libre Office is free, but any should work). Set up the number of cells you need and make them text cells, then just enter the info. I can then take a screen shot of it and post it into photo-editing software. Here is the result (this from a post of mine a number of years ago):


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Ian Rae


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Redditch, England
Post Posted 20 Jun 2018 4:47 am     Reply with quote

I use a screenshot of an Excel spreadsheet and the Windows Snip Tool to trim it up.
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Jay Jessup


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Charlottesville, VA, USA
Post Posted 21 Jun 2018 9:37 am     Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I don't have any Excel experience to draw on and after wasting an hour trying to figure it out and just getting more and more frustrated I think I'll have to wait until I can find someone to show me how to do that.
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Earnest Bovine


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Los Angeles CA USA
Post Posted 21 Jun 2018 10:06 am     Reply with quote

You can do it using just text. Prepare you text using a monospaced font. That means every character has the same width. Then when you post, put the word "tab" inside the square brace characters (not in quotes). And "/tab" after. Use Preview to confirm.
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Ricky Davis


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Buda, Texas USA
Post Posted 21 Jun 2018 11:57 am     Reply with quote

Jay sometimes I'll just have the copedent up on my Computer screen and then take a picture of it with my camera or phone...then save it; and then on here, just "upload picture" and wala...there it is...
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Jay Jessup


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Charlottesville, VA, USA
Post Posted 21 Jun 2018 12:01 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks All,
I gave up and called in the pro from Dover---my daughter!! I think she got me straight? wish me luck---Jay
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Ricky Davis


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Buda, Texas USA
Post Posted 21 Jun 2018 3:49 pm     Reply with quote

OK Jay; so happy you are getting help. Since you don't need what I posted for help..(no prob.) BUT I will say as many don't know or have a clue or always wanted to know
"LLOYD MAINES" Copedent....well there it is.
He has played this copedent on all his Daughters number 1 hit Dixie Chicks songs and all the great Texas singer songwriters through 40 years.....>there ya go.
Ricky
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Jay Jessup


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Charlottesville, VA, USA
Post Posted 22 Jun 2018 6:45 am     Reply with quote

Hmm, I see I need to be a little more careful with my choice or words when I ask for help. What I SHOULD have asked for was 'how do I create a copedent chart'. I needed an Excel lesson which my daughter gave me yesterday so hopefully you all will see something interesting in the for sale section in a day or two with a well crafted copedent chart.
Thanks for chiming in.
Jay
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Ian Rae


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Redditch, England
Post Posted 22 Jun 2018 11:21 am     Reply with quote

Excel is useful for all sorts of things apart from speadsheets, so it's well worth knowing the basics.
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John McClung


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Post Posted 22 Jun 2018 4:36 pm     Reply with quote

If you're on the Mac platform, when you have your document, Excel, Word, etc., finalized, hit Print, in the lower left corner you can output as a PDF instead, I think those can be included in Forum threads as an Image, haven't done that in a long time so hope that's correct. Cleaner output than a screen shot. b0b, is that doable?
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Charley Bond


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Inola, OK, USA
Post Posted 23 Jun 2018 9:55 am     Copedent Chart Reply with quote

I developed this Copedent Chart. It shows the layout, string size, the copedent & the rodding chart on one sheet. I haven't had that guitar for 19 + years.

Hope you guys like the Chart... It is a Print Shop product



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Cloverdale, Northern California
Post Posted 26 Jun 2018 10:47 pm     Reply with quote

Earnest Bovine wrote:
You can do it using just text. Prepare you text using a monospaced font. That means every character has the same width. Then when you post, put the word "tab" inside the square brace characters (not in quotes). And "/tab" after. Use Preview to confirm.

Like this:
Code:
[tab]
    P1  P2  P3  P4  K
E       F           
C           D       B
A           B
G   F#
E       Eb
C           C#
A
F   F#      E
[/tab]

and it ends up looking like this:
Tab:

    P1  P2  P3  P4  K
E       F           
C           D       B
A           B
G   F#
E       Eb
C           C#
A
F   F#      E

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b0b


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Post Posted 26 Jun 2018 10:48 pm     Reply with quote

John McClung wrote:
If you're on the Mac platform, when you have your document, Excel, Word, etc., finalized, hit Print, in the lower left corner you can output as a PDF instead, I think those can be included in Forum threads as an Image, haven't done that in a long time so hope that's correct. Cleaner output than a screen shot. b0b, is that doable?

No, the forum does not accept PDF file uploads.
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