Hi, I am using OpenLP 2.6 and I would like to use chords, but there is a big problem:
In the whole program i cannot find any reference to chords, nor in the help. I have no clue how to use them. The example song to me appears on the slide with the chords and the brackets in the middle of the text.
Could anyone who knows how to use them, put an updat into the Wiki, the help section and/or here?
Thank you very much.
Chords functionality is not available in openlp 2.4. It will be in the next release though.
There exists a "hack" which you can find by searching the forum. Note that this "hack" is not officially supported.
Discussion on this forum - https://forums.openlp.org/discussion/2544/chords-in-openlp
On version 2.4.6 you have to create Formatting tags and then create special Stage files.
Last you have to manually edit the songs to apply the Formatting tags to the chords....A lot of steps, but the results work for the Stage screen.
If you don't want to wait for the next revision of OpenLP, I may be able to help walk you through the process on 2.4.6
Second you have to modify the stage screens to display the Formatting tag.
Third there is special HTML file you need to pass the song txt file through that modifies it to use the new Formatting tag.
I'll try to find the link to where this is explained and provides the files needed....
The readme file on the location of files site gives a good overview of how to set up your environment to work with cords.
This process includes: Setup:
Thanks... so I will wait before I begin to edit my songs! ????
Does this mean OpenLP 3.0 will be compatible with the ChordPro format? ????
@Fabster Yes, OpenLP 3.0 supports the ChordPro format.
Just started using 2.9.5RC and tried adding chords and got a warning message to say that I hadn't specified what key.
The links above (to github) no longer work, is there any info ready for 3.0?
Figured out to put [=G] at start of song to define key, but some documentation would be helpful.
I use the link above back in 2019, and it helped, but it's no longer there? Has it moved?, been updated?
Getting there slowly, can view chords on my Android tablet, but it doesn't update when the display moves on.
Reload brings up the current verse, but resets the transpose to 0.
Previous tests have been using Android Chrome to view the Chord View. I thought I would try using the Android OpenLP App. Set up network address, no problem, but the only thing that produces anything is the Live List option which shows the verses of the song down the right hand side. The arrows move both the tablet and the real display on, but moving the real display from the server doesn't show up on the tablet. The stage view is just black, with a 'close' button at bottom right. No way to access the Chord view.....
Has anyone got this working? Have I missed out something?
Hey, I think the parts you tried, just didn't work properly at that time. Now 3.0.2 is out and chords work for me. Try it out! I still do not know, where the [=G] is meant to put, though.
But what is, if a song does not start with the chord, that's equal to its key?
It's right. It's a hint to help on transposing. You can do something like this in this case (the extra spaces on start won't be shown on the live projection):