fixmsxpart [-v | --version | -h | --help]

       fixmsxpart [-d | --debug] infile[.tex] [outfile[.tex]]

       Converts  a  single-staff MusiXTeX part (possibly derived from a multi-
       instrument score and as a result having irregular note  spacing)  to  a
       single-staff  part  with  proper  spacing determined by the notes them-

       If outfile is not specifed, standard output is used.

   Generating a Single-Instrument Part
       To generate a single-instrument part from  (a  copy  of)  the  MusiXTeX
       source for a  multi-instrument score, add

           \input musixtnt

       to the preamble, set


       and  use  the  \TransformNotes macro defined in musixtnt.tex to discard
       all but one part.  For example, the following line placed after \start-
       piece  (but  before any note commands) would be appropriate for a four-
       instrument score (arguments #2, #3, #4, and #5, separated by three &s),
       and will result in a part for the second of these (#3):


       Argument  #1  is a scaling parameter and should not be modified.  It is
       essential that every \znotes, \notes, \Notes, \NOtes, etc.  command  in
       the  score match the macro  pattern exactly; insufficient (or too many)
       note segments will result in lost text and possibly  compilation  fail-
       ure;  see msxlint(1).  It is assumed by \TransformNotes that notes com-
       mands are terminated by \en (rather than \enotes).

       Some additional manual changes to the source will be necessary:

       +  adjustments of \setname1,  \setclef1,  \setsign1  ,  \setmeter1  and
          \setstaffs1 commands, as necessary;

       +  ensuring  that  tempo and roadmap markings (D.C., Fine, etc.) are in
          the appropriate instrument segment;

       Finally, if the modified score is compiled and viewed, it may  be  seen
       that  horizontal  spacing  designed for multiple instruments often pro-
       duces bad spacing for a single instrument.  This can be corrected manu-
       ally (and very tediously) but it is what fixmsxpart was designed to fix
       (much more conveniently).

   Correcting Horizontal Spacing Using fixmsxpart
       The \notes \Notes \NOtes \NOTes...  commands in a part derived  from  a
       multi-instrument score are unreliable, and so fixmsxpart determines the
       beam-termination commands (\tb...) are problematic because the  immedi-
       ately-following  beam note \qb... must be spaced according to the spac-
       ing before the \tb... command. This is handled by  setting  a  variable
       new_beaming  when processing the \tb... command and only updating beam-
       ing to new_beaming when processing  the  subsequent  beam  note.   This
       isn't  needed  for  the abbreviations \tqb, \tqh, \ztqb and \ztqh which
       combine beam-termination and specification of the final beam note.

       Pointed notes are not given extra space automatically. They  should  be
       given  extra  space  manually in the score by using either a \roff-like
       command on the subsequent note or the \qsk or \hqsk spacing commands.

       Additional features of fixmsxpart transformation:

       +  Successive whole-bar rests are accumulated into  a  multi-bar  rest,
          with appropriate adjustment of the bar number.

       +  \alaligne and \alapage commands are replaced by \bar.

       +  \mulooseness,  \eject,  \linegoal, \song{top | bottom}, \group{top |
          bottom} and \akkoladen commands are commented out.

       +  \instrumentnumber...  commands become \instrumentnumber1.

       +  \nostartrule is added to the preamble.

       +  Simple slurs or ties initiated by \slur or \tie  are  normalized  by
          setting  the  n  parameter  to 1 on the assumption that the new note
          spacing is correct.

       Only single-staff instrumental parts are supported. User-defined macros
       are  not  expanded.  A few esoteric MusiXTeX commands and constructions
       are not supported.



       This  program  and  manual   page   were   written   by   Bob   Tennent

                                  2015-02-05                     FIXMSXPART(1)
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