Text Editing Software and Print Preview Issue

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Currently, I don't have any fancy text editing software that I could use to type stuff with... I just use the simple old WordPad and it has served me well so far, but now my needs have grown a bit and WordPad doesn't do what I need it to do.

I'm writing a bunch of text and aligning guitar chords to the words where it needs to be strum with the guitar... this requires precision and accuracy of print preview... the chord has to be on paper at the same place where I place it in the software. So, print preview has to be accurate, otherwise it would place the chord at the wrong place.

For instance:
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Am             H7             Am G  D 
These are some words that are to be sung
  1. Am             H7             Am G  D 
  2. These are some words that are to be sung
Print preview shows it as follows:
Code: [ Select ]
Am             H7             Am G  D 
These are some words that are to be sung
  1. Am             H7             Am G  D 
  2. These are some words that are to be sung
But it prints as:
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Am                H7                Am   G    D 
These are some words that are to be sung
  1. Am                H7                Am   G    D 
  2. These are some words that are to be sung
I need some text editing software that would print exactly as it print previews AND shows the print preview EXACTLY how I've done it in the software. Hopefully that makes sense.

Thanks!!! Also, it needs to be free... I can't afford anything over a penny at the moment :oops:
  • grinch2171
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Why don't you just download OpenOffice. It is free and basically a clone of Microsoft Office.

https://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I completely forgot about it's existence!!! Thank you!!!
  • spork
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Post 3+ Months Ago

There's also LibreOffice, which I believe is a fork of OpenOffice with a better development/update schedule:
http://www.libreoffice.org

You could also download a 1-month trial of Word:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks, I'm going to try LibreOffice as well.
  • deirdre
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Why not use the open source MuseScore for your chord printing needs?

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2011/07/m ... sibelius-7
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deirdre wrote:
Why not use the open source MuseScore for your chord printing needs?

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2011/07/m ... sibelius-7

Interesting, never knew that such a program existed!!! I will definitely try it out as I know piano as well! (A little bit... this might increase my knowledge around pianos :D )

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