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Version history

capella 7.1 Corrections and Changes

Version 7.1-39, December 4th, 2017:

This version can be installed by downloading and executing the complete installation package. If you have already capella 7.1-01 or newer installed, you can use the automatic update feature accessible via Help – Online Update. You need not uninstall a previus version of capella 7. If you had a previous version of capella 7 installed and activated, you need not enter the license code anew. capella will reset its toolbar configuration to the factory settings when started for the first time after updating a version older than 7.1-00. This is inevitable, as the Edit menu has been modified slightly.

Error corrections

  • Free form texts formatted in CapXML 3 format can now be not only read and displayed, but also be edited and saved in capella 7 correctly.
  • If a one voice score contained filler rests, which is not normal neither feasible, the score division process coud crash.
  • The score division could be disturbed by very long measures, such that the rest of the score was squeezed into a single system. In this situation, it could even occur that capella got stuck in an infinite loop.
  • The MusicXML export and import did not work well in case of multi measure rests in staves with more than one voice.
  • If a MusicXML score contains tablature staves, capella cannot import them. The corresponding error message is now issued without consecutive trouble.

Improved captune 6.1-14

  • Musical symbols in freeform texts from capella 8 are considered in playback

Changed scripts in installation

Updated scripts will be available only in your installation folder. You can update your personal script folder using "Plug-Ins – Update Scripts...". Be sure not to overwrite your own scripts, if you have made any changes in the meantime.

  • The script 'Join rests' (joinRests.py) by Peter Becker has a revised translation and documentation.

  • The script 'Rest padder (restPadder.py) by Peter Becker has been corrected for triple dotted notes and for the option '... in new voice below cursor'

  • The description of the script 'Expand rests' (expandRests.py) by Peter Becker has been revised.

  • The script 'Search' (Search.py) by Bernd Jungmann has been corrected.

  • In script 'Rests -> filler rests' (Rest2Filler.py) by Bernd Jungmann the description has been corrected.

Version 7.1-37, January 13th, 2017:

This version can be installed by downloading and executing the complete installation package. If you have already capella 7.1-01 or newer installed, you can use the automatic update feature accessible via Help – Online Update. You need not uninstall a previus version of capella 7. If you had a previous version of capella 7 installed and activated, you need not enter the license code anew. capella will reset its toolbar configuration to the factory settings when started for the first time after updating a version older than 7.1-00. This is inevitable, as the Edit menu has been modified slightly.

Error corrections

  • During copy and paste of notes with attached transposable graphic objects, if no key change is encountered, there will be no more unwanted enharmonic changes.
  • Inside the dialog TemplateSystem – Transposition for transposing instruments, the button 'Transpose notation accordingly' now works as expected, even if additional octaves are specified.
  • If a .cap file is damaged in a way that the contents of a freeform text or a WMF image is missing, capella can now process this file and save it without crash. This has been corrected for .capx files already in version 7.1-06.
  • If a live voice extraction is to be saved as a simple score, it could happen that freeform texts, which came into the file only because of their scope setting, were mixed up.

Changed scripts in installation

Updated scripts will be available only in your installation folder. You can update your personal script folder using "Plug-Ins – Update Scripts...". Be sure not to overwrite your own scripts, if you have made any changes in the meantime.

The script 'Tremolo bars' (tremoloBars.py by Paul Villiger) has been corrected for clefs with octave change.
The script Guitarrero (guitarrero.py by Andreas Herzog) has been corrected.

 

Version 7.1-36, December 23rd, 2016 (published only in French):
Error corrections

Contact data for the French version have been corrected.
In the first french language installation, the score wizard did not work.

Version 7.1-35, December 21st, 2016 :
Error corrections

(so far published only in French, these changes were now published in the English version 7.1-37)

  • If different note line distances are specified for single part extraction and full score, the corresponding stave distances are now applied as they should be.
  • If a graphic object attached to a fixed barline is still marked, when the fixed barline is replaced by another type of fixed barline, the object's empty frame will still be shown. If one of the cursor keys is hit in this situation, capella would crash.
  • An octave sign extending over a system break typically show its text (e.g. 8va) in brackets. These brackets did not follow the note line distance scaling.
  • Since version 7.1-34, in the dialog file – page setup, a changed page numbering was only applied, if at the same time some other parameter of this dialog was changed.
  • If a graphic object tied to the page was copied and then pasted at the page anchor point of another score, the information on which pages the object was to be shown was lost.

Version 7.1-34, November 21st, 2016:

This version can be installed by downloading and executing the complete installation package. If you have already capella 7.1-01 or newer installed, you can use the automatic update feature accessible via Help – Online Update. You need not uninstall a previus version of capella 7. If you had a previous version of capella 7 installed and activated, you need not enter the license code anew. capella will reset its toolbar configuration to the factory settings when started for the first time after updating a version older than 7.1-00. This is inevitable, as the Edit menu has been modified slightly.

Error corrections

  • The correction from 7.1-33 for update 1607 for Windows 10 could lead to wrong display of landscape oriented scores, and has been corrected further.
  • MusicXML import has been made more robust.
  • MusicXML export now supports whole notes with dots correctly.
  • Printing from the command line with option -p raised an exception message after successful print.If a sequence of notes without value had fractional beams, capella could crash.
  • Beamed notes, whose stem direction was to be changed because of their beam affiliation, could have an increased distance to their neighbor notes, if a certain degree of note compression was in effect.
  • If the option 'View and Colurs – Support for correct notation (split barlines) – Clef, Key, Time signature' was checked, and color mode switched off, some implicit barlines belonging to key or meter changes could be drawn not in full length.
  • If the print page format was changed in the printer setup dialog, the changes were applied in part incompletly, and could yield unexpected results.

 

Version 7.1-33, October 12th, 2016:

This version can be installed by downloading and executing the complete installation package. If you have already capella 7.1-01 or newer installed, you can use the automatic update feature accessible via Help – Online Update. You need not uninstall a previus version of capella 7. If you had a previous version of capella 7 installed and activated, you need not enter the license code anew. capella will reset its toolbar configuration to the factory settings when started for the first time after updating a version older than 7.1-00. This is inevitable, as the Edit menu has been modified slightly.

Error corrections

Since update 1607 for Windows 10, it might happen, that a new empty score was not displayed with proper dimensions, initially.

Improvements

capella can now display its user interface in French language.

 

Version 7.1-32, September 7th, 2016:

This version can be installed by downloading and executing the complete installation package. If you have already capella 7.1-01 or newer installed, you can use the automatic update feature accessible via Help – Online Update. You need not uninstall a previus version of capella 7. If you had a previous version of capella 7 installed and activated, you need not enter the license code anew. capella will reset its toolbar configuration to the factory settings when started for the first time after updating a version older than 7.1-00. This is inevitable, as the Edit menu has been modified slightly.

Error corrections

  • If an ending was anchored on a fixed barline with its first edge, and it was adjusted to the notes, it was not aligned to the barline in version 7.1-32. This has been corrected.
  • In MusicXML import, the lyrics of the last system could have a wrong distance to the corresponding staff.

 

Version 7.1-31, August 22th, 2016:

Error corrections

  • Import of MIDI files has been made more tolerant for certain rare contents combinations.
  • In voice extraction view, if the extracted voice does not exist in some system, a new staff containing only rests has to be inserted. If such a staff is the beginning of the score, now the key of the first note of the extracted voice is placed at the beginning of the rest sequence.
  • If a continuation of an ending in a follow-up system was to be shown in a voice extraction view, it could be displayed in a mutilated fashion
  • Endings or their continuation on the nex staff were not positioned well when adjusting to the notes, if the first note was tied to its predecessor in the preceding system.
  • If there were note line distances (and, consequently, note sizes) or system distances different for voice extraction view and complete score view, and the voice extraction view was shown, the systemTemplate view did not exaktly represent these data and the mouse clicks into the view could select the wrong staff.

Improved captune 6.1-10

  • During playback with VST-plugins, version 6.1-09 had some log-output activated unintentionally, such that performance was reduced.

Changed scripts in installation

Updated scripts will be available only in your installation folder. You can update your personal script folder using "Plug-Ins – Update Scripts...". Be sure not to overwrite your own scripts, if you have made any changes in the meantime.

  • Join rests (joinRests.py by Peter Becker): More precision for rests of whole measure length or more.

Version 7.1-30, June 27th, 2016:

This version can be installed by downloading and executing the complete installation package. If you have already capella 7.1-01 or newer installed, you can use the automatic update feature accessible via Help – Online Update. You need not uninstall a previus version of capella 7. If you had a previous version of capella 7 installed and activated, you need not enter the license code anew. capella will reset its toolbar configuration to the factory settings when started for the first time after updating a version older than 7.1-00. This is inevitable, as the Edit menu has been modified slightly.

Error corrections

  • If lyrics editing was active, deleting the last staff could make capella crash.
  • If a python script leaves the focus to the capella main window during execution (this may happen as a side effekt of using Tkinter), another script could be started. This lead to a crash, though. Now starting another script is prevented.
  • If you selected a system section via keyboard using shift + arrow keys, the selection edge could not easily be moved across a clef change or a grace note, if these items were not present in each staff.
  • If in a geometrical staff lines object the staff line options differed from the default, and any change to the object was made and undone, these differences got lost.
  • If the current windows user account contained special characters like German umlauts, some pyhton scripts, which use ScriptOptions for parameter saving, did not work.
  • MusicXML import: Systems without notes (say empty music sheets) can be imported now. Tempo directions will no longer be repeated unneccessarily for the first note of a voice.
  • MusicXML export: The tempo before the very first explicit tempo direction was not exported correctly since version 7.1-21.

Improvements

For 15 days, the capella test version can now be used like a full version, with ability to save new created and changed scores.

Improved captune 6.1-09

  • Endings with multiple repeats are now played back for the proper number of times.
  • In MIDI lyrics export, sometimes in melisma sections (with '_' extended syllables) the verses could get mixed up.
  • In repeated measures with one- or two-bar repeat signs, the articulations of the first note were not respected.
  • In the second ending, the actual dynamics rules are taken from the position before the first ending.
  • If a destination position for a jump backwards has no special tempo direction, now the tempo of the latest replay is used.
  • If piano voices had different base volume in right and left hand, it could happen that most quiet sections turned into fortissimo.

Version 7.1-29, January 18th, 2016:

This version can be installed by downloading and executing the complete installation package. If you have already capella 7.1-01 or newer installed, you can use the automatic update feature accessible via Help – Online Update. You need not uninstall a previus version of capella 7. If you had a previous version of capella 7 installed and activated, you need not enter the license code anew. capella will reset its toolbar configuration to the factory settings when started for the first time after updating a version older than 7.1-00. This is inevitable, as the Edit menu has been modified slightly.

Error corrections and changes

  • The licence activation procedure has been updated for Windows 10 once again
  • If a graphic object was highlighted, a script which would delete this graphic object, could make caplla crash.
  • Whole measure rests will be centered correctly now, even if their position is immediately after a key change with many sharps or flats.
  • After deleting a system section with start right at the beginning of the system, before the clef, the undo function did not render the system correctly.
  • If lyrics editing was active, execution of the score wrap around function could make capella crash.
  • If a slur was, accidentally, tied to a rest or to a fixed barline, it could lead to unusable results and long response times if it was automatically adjusted to the notes.
  • During playback of a live voice extraction, some uncontrolled cursor movements could happen, if the first voice of the second or higher staff was not selected for the extraction, but the second was present.
  • In copy and paste operations into other keys, transposable graphics objects will now be transposed to the new key, as notes have always been.
  • MusicXML export: A system's right indent is now exported, if the system's justify option is enabled. Thus it is possible to export two systems with a coda gap on the same vertical position.
  • Measures with ending brackets are exported with more precision.
  • Multiple rest export has been changed to a method that is expected by most other programs.
  • Export of staves with time changes at the end has been corrected, especially for template system staves not present in the actual system.
  • Double measure repeat signs bound to a barline are now exported as repeat measures.
  • Font detail export for page objects has been made more precise.
  • MusicXML import: Multi measure rest can be imported if specified as multiple-rest measure-style.
  • Endings are imported more precisely.
  • Left and right indent of systems is now imported.
  • A negative system-distance can be imported. Manual page breaks can be imported.
  • Repeat measure import has been corrected.
  • Font detail import has been made more precise for headings.
  • In MusicXML parts with more than 2 staves (cf. organ) the staff ordering is maintained correctly now.

Improved captune 6.1-08

  • MIDI file export: At the end of each track now an all notes off event is added. This makes sure that rests at the end of the score will be kept inside the playing time.
  • Tempo control: The slider for relative tempo changes did not work if used only for tempo change recording, but without playback.
  • Triolic tremolo was no longer played triolic, since captune 6.1-07
  • Loading VST configuration files with very long vstparameter lines now works as expected.

Version 7.1-28, September 21th, 2015:

This version can be installed by downloading and executing the complete installation package. If you have already capella 7.1-01 or newer installed, you can use the automatic update feature accessible via Help – Online Update. You need not uninstall a previus version of capella 7. If you had a previous version of capella 7 installed and activated, you need not enter the license code anew. capella will reset its toolbar configuration to the factory settings when started for the first time after updating a version older than 7.1-00. This is inevitable, as the Edit menu has been modified slightly.

The licence activation procedure has been updated for Windows 10

Version 7.1-27 (unpublished):


Error corrections

  • When a graphic object is moved using the arrow keys, the note cursor is no longer made visible automatically. So the graphic object will not become invisible accidentally, if the distance to its anchor point is large.
  • MusicXML export has been corrected for situations with music symbols at the end of a freeform text field, for multiple measure rests, and for clefs with octave shift.
  • MusicXML import has been corrected for some situations with lyric word extension lines as well as multiple measure rests.
  • The score wrap around functionality has been corrected in some situations.
  • The menu command 'File – New – From Example' did not work as expected with capx files as example.
  • Inserting a new system template staff using 'format – systemTemplate – insert staff' is now possible, even if the system template view is closed.
  • If capella was closed via 'File – Exit', and the question prompt if some changed file should be saved was answered with Cancel or ESC, capella was in an undefined state since version 7.1-22. This has been corrected now.
  • If a music symbol style connected to a score via file – info – comment – style was changed in a script, the undo function did not work as expected.
  • The function 'Draw – adapt to Notes' was accessible in some situations where it could not be executed safely and should have been inaccessible.
  • When a script, that could change the setting in 'Format – Score – Note Spacing', was undone, the correct note spacing was not displayed immediately.
  • When two short systems are neighboured horizontally (e.g. coda staff), selecting objects by mouse did not work as expected, and the playback cursor was not correct.
  • For legacy capella files, now the default scope value (voice, staff, system) for some graphic music symbols and wedges will be chosen more adequately.
  • Inside the dialog 'Notes/Rests – Value – Irregular Time Divisions' the example preview was painted without note heads. This was no intended abstraction, but a lapse.
  • The dialog for whole measure rests settings had a problem concerning display of the measure count above or below
  • The dialog for rest settings now gives a hint how to change the vertical position via keyboard.
  • Documentation has been revised in some places.

Improved captune 6.1-07

  • Changes for the flags 'include dynamics during playback', 'include special rhythms during playback', 'Include trills and ornaments during playback', and 'use only default sound for playback', were applied even if the Cancel button was pressed.
  • A crash has been eliminated if the captune dialog was open when capella was closed.
  • Voices with different transposition settings are no longer combined to one instrument, even if the setting in the 'instruments' tab of the captune dialog would require it.
  • Play directions tied to appoggiatura were not always executed as expected.
  • The 'straight' playing direction, which should terminate the 'swing' special rhythm, did not work in all situations of piano notation.

 

Changed scripts in installation

Updated scripts will be available only in your installation folder. You can update your personal script folder using "Plug-Ins – Update Scripts...". Be sure not to overwrite your own scripts, if you have made any changes in the meantime.

  • The script Transposable chord symbol (chordSymbols.py) has been extended with the style 'Accordion/minor international'
  • The script Expand chords (chordExpansion.py) by Paul Villiger has been extended.
  • The script Join rests (joinRests.py) by Peter Becker has been extended to remember the last used parameter set.
  • The script sound import (SoundImport.py) has been extended and corrected.
     

Version 7.1-26, February 16th, 2015:

This version can be installed by downloading and executing the complete installation package. If you have already capella 7.1-01 or newer installed, you can use the automatic update feature accessible via Help – Online Update. You need not uninstall a previous version of capella 7. If you had a previous version of capella 7 installed and activated, you need not enter the license code anew. capella will reset its toolbar configuration to the factory settings when started for the first time after updating a version older than 7.1-00. This is inevitable, as the Edit menu has been modified slightly.

Error corrections

If a score in CapXML 1.0 format with percussion sound map was loaded, the mappings were shown correctly in their dialog, and were interpreted correctly on playback. But if the file was saved as CapXML 2.0, they got lost.
The MIDI import has been revised slightly.
If capella was closed while the tempo control window was still open, a crash message could be issued, with no adverse effects, though. This behaviour was apparently introduced with Version 7.1-23 and has been fixed now.

Improved captune 6.1-06

Faulty capx files with ill-formed Rtf objects could cause a playback crash.
The duration of notes in a trill depends on the overall playback tempo. This mechanism was beeing used for all kinds of grace notes, such that the written note value of the grace note was not evaluated. Now grace notes are played with their written note value, if possible. There are two exceptions, though: If they don't fit into the duration of the main note, they are played faster. And if they belong to a trilled note, they are adapted to the trill rhythm.
Grace notes inside of lyrics syllables continued with extension line were not played.
A bug in Hermode tuning has been corrected.

 

Version 7.1-25, November 24th, 2014:

This version can be installed by downloading and executing the complete installation package. If you have already capella 7.1-01 or newer installed, you can use the automatic update feature accessible via Help – Online Update. You need not uninstall a previus version of capella 7. If you had a previous version of capella 7 installed and activated, you need not enter the license code anew. capella will reset its toolbar configuration to the factory settings when started for the first time after updating a version older than 7.1-00. This is inevitable, as the Edit menu has been modified slightly.

Error corrections

If during printer setup settings were introduced, that conflicted with the current score page margins such that no printable region was left, an inpredictably wrong score display could be the consequence.
When saving an extracted part of a live voice extraction with many voices, it could happen that the generated file name suggestion together with the absolute pathname exceeded the former Windows limit of 260 characters. In this case capella could crash.

If a user was logged in under a user account that contained non western european characters, it could happen since version 7.1-22, that capx files with empty contents were saved.

Improved captune 6.1-05

Faulty capx files with empty template system staff description are now accepted anyway.
Loading capx files with many freeform text fields has been speeded up.

Changed scripts in installation

Updated scripts will be available only in your installation folder. You can update your personal script folder using "Plug-Ins – Update Scripts...". Be sure not to overwrite your own scripts, if you have made any changes in the meantime.

The script 'chord expansion' (chord_expansion.py by Paul Villiger) has been revisited: Input values will now be saved for the next call.

 

Version 7.1-24, October 8th, 2014:

This version can be installed by downloading and executing the complete installation package. If you have already capella 7.1-01 or newer installed, you can use the automatic update feature accessible via Help – Online Update. You need not uninstall a previus version of capella 7. If you had a previous version of capella 7 installed and activated, you need not enter the license code anew. Starting with Version 7.1-00, capella will reset its toolbar configuration to the factory settings when started for the first time after update. This is inevitable, as the Edit menu has been modified slightly.

Error corrections

The templateSystem function 'Move staves downwards' (or upwards) did no longer collaborate well with the undo system since version 7.1-21, and could cause crashes on saving the score.
If a system that is to be joined with the preceding system contains fewer staves than the other, and a time signature other than 4/4 is in effect, 4/4 time signatures have been inserted erroneously.

Improved captune 6.1-04

When playback ends or is interrupted, now an eventually pressed sustain pedal is released.
Accidentals for the auxiliary note of trills have sometimes been evaluated incorrectly, depending on the current key.
MIDI export: The bar metrum data contained an invalid value for the metronome interval. This lead to problems with some MIDI consuming applications.
MIDI export: Lyrics syllables on arpeggio chords have either been ignored or saved with the last arpeggio tone. Now they are saved with the first arpeggio tone.
After a time signature change, in some situations notes continued playing inadvertently for some seconds.

Changed scripts in installation

Updated scripts will be available only in your installation folder. You can update your personal script folder using "Plug-Ins – Update Scripts...". Be sure not to overwrite your own scripts, if you have made any changes in the meantime.

The script composition with Tonica (useTonica.py) has been changed in the installation package.

Version 7.1-23, September 2nd, 2014:

This version can be installed by downloading and executing the complete installation package. If you have already capella 7.1-01 or newer installed, you can use the automatic update feature accessible via Help – Online Update. You need not uninstall a previus version of capella 7. If you had a previous version of capella 7 installed and activated, you need not enter the license code anew. Starting with Version 7.1-00, capella will reset its toolbar configuration to the factory settings when started for the first time after update. This is inevitable, as the Edit menu has been modified slightly.

Error corrections

Some customers encountered crash reports on closing capella 7.1-22, without severe consequences. The reason for this has been identified and fixed.
After 'playback broken chord', in some situations single notes could continue to play infinitely.
In MusicXML import, tolerance for faulty files has been improved.

Improved captune 6.1-02

The MIDI Mapper settings have been read out inaccurate sometimes, and this could lead to error messages on opening MIDI output devices.

 

Version 7.1-22, June 16th, 2014:

Error corrections

The automatic slur continuation across a line break can now work even if there is a fixed barline at the break point.
In MusicXML import, four problems have been fixed. One lead to problems if the first system of a score did not contain the first staff. The other lead to additional rest measures, if a measure had fixed barlines on the left and on the right side. The third concerned mid-measure clef changes. Finally, for the rehearsal element, a more suitable position is used now if no position is specified.
In MusicXML export, a bug has been fixed for scores with rests inside tuplets. This could make the program hang.
Playback start could be determined faulty, if a system had very long playback duration (e.g. many whole measure rests).
If the name of a MusicXML file (.xml, .mxl) or of a capella XML skript info file (.info) contained characters that could not be translated into a codepage based format like ANSI, these files could not be read.

Improvements

capella uses a new strategy for opening MIDI output devices. So it can work seamlessly with software synthesiser MIDI drivers like coolsoft's VirtualMIDISynth. This is also a possibility for running capella in a terminal server network environment.

Improved captune 6.1-01

Midi devices are no longer closed before program quit in order to avoid time delays on re-opening.
In tab Playback Devices, there is now a note which MIDI devices are open. It has options in its context menu.
Correction of position control in capella's tempo control Window: If the bar or system counter was incremented or decremented stepwise, the position always jumped to the first movement.
Crash fixed in recording tempo changes at the end of the first system.

Changed scripts in installation

Updated scripts will be available only in your installation folder. You can update your personal script folder using "Plug-Ins – Update Scripts...". Be sure not to overwrite your own scripts, if you have made any changes in the meantime.

Composition with Tonica (useTonica.py) by Bernd Jungmann has been added to the installation package. It enables you to run tonica for a tune opened in capella, and view the composed result immediately in capella.
Sibelius7Patch.py by Bernd Jungmann has been refined, such that in a note element with chord element, a lacking voice element is no longer treated as problem. This can yield better import results for some Sibelius files.

Version 7.1-21, March 17th, 2014:
Error corrections

In percussion voices, sound maps have been ignored during audible note entry and during note shift with keys O or P + Arrow since version 7.1-16.
If the sound for audible note entry was chosen from the SystemTemplate, and was realized by a VST-plugin, the response times could grow inadequately for scores with many different instruments.
If a staff started with an incomplete measure, in some cases beamlets could point into the wrong direction. Furthermore, automatic beam grouping was not always correct there.
Simple text elements with frame could loose their non-default frame distance after copy and paste.
In MusicXML export some special cases in tuplets have been corrected. Moreover, a flaw in tempo export has been fixed.
Automatic filler rests were processed inadeqately under some odd time signatures like 5/8.
Some python scripts could make capella crash when undoing them.
If systems were joined, and the second system contained a stave with more voices than the first, the stem direction of the surplus voices got lost in the joined system.
If systems were joined, and the first contained an all empty voice, an error message 'illegal argument' could appear.
After ties over measure boundaries, accidentals could be mistakenly suppressed in some situations.
The keyboard commands Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End now move the cursor definitely always to the first (or after the last) note object of the first (or last) voice of the first (or last) system.
The dialog lyrics – edit in window can show foreign characters correctly now.
For freeform text fields, entering music symbols via the S toolbar entry has been corrected.

Improvements

The captune options now include an additional page for details of MIDI-export.
The documentation has been revised. Amongst others, a section about the MIDI-export options, and a section on special character input in all kinds of text have been added.
Ties over fixed barlines are now handled similarly to ties over automatic barlines in many situations.
Ties across key changes are now displayed correctly.
If you insert a rest between tied notes, the tie is now automatically broken.
In the status bar, the display of total accumulated note values of all notes/chords/rests to the left of the cursor now takes into account, if the first measure has been continued from the previous system.
In File – Page Setup there is now a warning, if separate page margins for odd and even pages are unified accidentally.

Improved captune 6.0-06

Some very special type of capella files could lead to a crash when loading.
On MIDI export, lyrics for repeats were sometimes taken from the wrong verse.
For voices played on the MIDI percussion channel, chords were played not completely, but only with their upmost note.
Reloading the VST-Konfiguration file (*_captune.ini) is now working without having to start capella anew.
In the captune settings, on the "Instruments" tab the checkbox text "Use only default sound for playback (see Playback Devices)" has been changed to "The text on the Same sound for all instruments (Playback Devices | Default sound)".
In some situations, 32th grace notes have been played incorrectly.

Changed scripts in installation

Updated scripts will be available only in your installation folder. You can update your personal script folder using "Plug-Ins – Update Scripts...". Be sure not to overwrite your own scripts, if you have made any changes in the meantime.

The script append capella score (DateieAnhaengen.py) has been corrected for scores that contained the & sign in text objects..



Version 7.1-20, November 28th, 2013:
Error corrections

The change of version 7.1-17, concerning space calculation for syllables with left alignment, did not consider their second important property: As their extent was not counted in note alignment, they could be used to spread one syllable over several notes. This has been made possible again. Moreover, left aligned syllables whose extent is counted in note alignment are now also possible.
When undoing some edits inside one system, problems could arise, if the cursor was in another system at the time of the undo command.

When updating from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, some users encountered problems with the capella activation.

Version 7.1-19, November 8th, 2013:
Improved captune 6.0-04

During playback of some scores with key changes, unwanted modulations could occur.

Version 7.1-18, November 7th, 2013:
Error corrections

For the display of simple texts with musical symbols in font capella-Früherziehung, an error has been corrected, which had been introduced in Version 7.1-16.

Version 7.1-17, October 22nd, 2013:
Error corrections

MusicXML import has been made more tolerant.
MusicXML export has been improved for tempo, polyrhythmic, and capella3 music symbols at the end of freeform texts.
Graphic objects with a single anchor, which have no change from the defaults concerning position or visibility, except the minimum distance from center staff line, were not saved correctly.
Inserting a tempo change at the cursor position via Extras – Tempo – Set did not work as expected.
capella can now tolerate faulty system bracket definitions, as may be generated by improper Python scripts.
In lyrics syllables with left alignment, space calculation was insufficient, so text intersections could occur.
In US version, the help button in File - Page Setup dialog now calls the correct help paragraph Components of a score – Score properties – Page setup.

After removing a sound card from the computer, problems could arise, if the newly available devices were not explitly chosen afterwards.

Improvements

Audible note entry feedback can now be configured to be done completely via the VST interface. Thus, capella can work better in networks with terminal servers.

In endings with multiple numbers (e.g. '1. - 3.') a longer hyphen than the minus sign is now used.

Improved captune 6.0-04

Dal segno al coda: Fixed for situations where the coda sign or the first ending was at the beginning of the staff.
If a second display screen was in use, the dialog window could become too large if it was on the left screen.
Bug fixed when adding a VST device with a corresponding configuration file *_captune.ini.
The first call of Profiles – Organize – Export to File had an undefined folder in the file open dialog. Now: Documents.
On tab instruments, column capella Instrument, the Notation Range (see context menu) was not saved.
When a capx file was closed, the used memory was not freed completely.
In Midi export, some key changes were erroneously cancelled.
A crash was fixed when loading and playing very large capella files.
Under Vista/Win7/Win8 the 'Microsoft MIDI-Mapper' is written without hyphen. This could lead to problems on these OSs when playing a capx file written under XP. Now hypen and blank are seen as identical.
If an articulation legato + staccato coincided with fp, the note was struck twice.
Sound choice in SystemTemplate: Double genericsound in *_captune.ini is now possible, sample setting has priority.
If different voices in a staff have different keys (this is possible in the capella data model, but always nonsens), they are unified.
The dialog Playback Devices – MIDI and VST Output – Configure could crash.
SystemTemplate – Sound – Play sound: Now this works also for percussion sounds.
SystemTemplate – Sound – Melody: The tempo setting is now used as expected in SystemTemplate – Sound – Play sound.
Trills & Ornaments: Some drop down lists were not large enough to show all entries, so they were reachable only by scrolling with the up and down arrows.
Tab Tunings: An Absolute Tuning of a'==220Hz was accepted as input, but not saved consequently.
Tab Tunings: Changes were accepted even if the dialog was closed with Esc.
Tab Instruments: Vol and Pan values were not always updated when the Profile was changed.
Midi export: capella files shorter than a measure were exported as upbeat.
Very fast decrescendi (e.g. fp) were saved as crescendo with an overflow in controller values.

Endless loop fixed when encountering an unnecessary first ending.

Changed scripts in installation

Updated scripts will be available only in your installation folder. You can update your personal script folder using "Plug-Ins – Update Scripts...". Be sure not to overwrite your own scripts, if you have made any changes in the meantime.

The script chordExpansion.py by Paul Villiger was corrected for chords Asus and Esus, which had been seen as German style As and Es.

Version 7.1-16, June 6th, 2013:
Error corrections

On Czech operating systems, freeform text boxes were shown with a distortion.
In MusicXML import, a problem with files containing redundant alter elements has been eliminated. Additionally, percussion notes with special note head shapes and measure-repeats are now imported. Long fontnames (attribute font-family more than 32 characters) do not lead to problems any more. Polymetric notation (non-controlling measure) can be imported now. In lyrics, more than one syllable parts will be accepted, if they are connected by the elision element. In some situations, the tempo is imported more adequate.
In MusicXML export, support for 1-line-staves as well as special note head shapes and measure-repeats has been added. Graphic objects anchored at barlines are now exported, too. The advertized MusicXML version has been corrected to 2.0. If more than one page objects exist, they are now all exported.
In capella start 7, simple barlines were shown too slim in print and, at high zoom factors, on screen.
Scores with certain faults can now be repaired automatically.
When dividing the score window into 4 parts in a single step, a system error message "illegal argument" could be generated.
If there were custom paper sizes chosen in file – page setup, this information could be lost when external scripts were run.
In a new installation on German systems, the keyboard note input was initialized to 'international' mode instead of 'German', since version 7.1-04.
When saving an extracted voice, an empty brackets element could be generated in the generated score. This was syntactically incorrect, though harmless.
If the tempo was altered to 120 bpm, this value was considered default and not accepted.
If staves with more than one voice, containing freeform text boxes, had been deleted, a crash could occur after saving the score.
If staves had been deleted, and systems were split afterwards, and this was finally undone, this could lead to a crash.

The W3C-Schema for CapXML has been updated. It is It is needed for script developing purposes only and available in the developer's package.

Improvements

The need for calibrating free form text fields using calibrate.cap has been eliminated.

In a client-server-environment, it may be desirable to have the python files (folder Python23) in the personal capella folder. This situation can now be detected and used.

Improved captune 6.0-03

For users of VST-Plugins like capella Vienna orchestra: In *_captune.ini now more than one keyswitches can be specified for one articulation.
In the capella-tune tempo control window, if a tempo change was to be recorded, while playback was not running, wrong tempo settings were generated.

ASIO-devices were not found.

Changed scripts in installation

Updated scripts will be available only in your installation folder. You can update your personal script folder using "Plug-Ins – Update Scripts...". Be sure not to overwrite your own scripts, if you have made any changes in the meantime.

Sibelius7Patch.py by Bernd Jungmann has been updated and can now process MusicXML files containing redundant alter elements. So these files can now be imported by older versions of capella. For capella 7.1-16 or newer, this script update is not necessary.

Split Chords (splitChords.py by Paul Villiger and Bernd Jungmann) has been corrected.

Version 7.1-15, March 5th, 2013:
Error corrections

On Czech operating systems, some symbols from the music symbol palette were not displayed correctly.
In MusicXML import, a problem with files containing the element metronome-note has been eliminated.
The music symbol font capella-Renaissance (cap-Renaissance.ttf) now again does contain the special renaissance time signatures, that have been substituted by the modern dynamic symbols fff, ff, f, mp, mf, and the fermata below symbol, since version 7.1-01 (May 2011). These symbols are not common in renaissance music and are no longer supported. They can be taken from the capella3.ttf font instead.

If capriccio is installed, now “File – Export – Open in capriccio“ will also work when called for the first time.

Improvements

The about box has been redesigned.

Changed scripts

Sibelius7Patch.py by Bernd Jungmann has been updated and can now process MusicXML files containing the element metronome-note. So these files can now be imported by older versions of capella. For capella 7.1-15 or newer, this script update is not necessary.

Version 7.1-14, January 14th, 2013:
Error corrections

Tied notes were displayed as tied, even if the successor note head had a different alteration than the predecessor.
Graphic objects with scope larger than voice, which were tied to a note immediately after a fixed barline, could be positioned incorrectly in an extracted voice view.
Skripts reading the duration of whole bar (measure) rests did not work correctly in scores with time signature 'no time signature'
When inserting a new voice, the automatically generated time signature did not care for the new properties from version 7.1-13, namely width and invisibility.
Every installation should now contain calibrate.cap with the hint text, that it is not necessary to save that score after calibrating.
In lyrics mode, keyboard inputs with ctrl key held down could lead to unwanted invisible characters in the score. These could prevent external scripts from being executed for this score.
When 'restoring' the main window, the cursor was not necessarily inside the visible area, and the view was scrolled to the cursor after a cursor move.
MusicXML files with tablature content now yield a meaningful error message on an import attempt.
Converting marked notes to triplets will now avoid generating triplets with only one note.
Beamed notes with stem direction 'without' will now have their beams hidden like the stems.
MusicXML export now supports time signature longAllaBreve (4/2).
The python routine NoteObj::Time() now yields proper values even for fixed barlines, key and clef change objects.
Lyrics verse numbers are now saved in proper encoding, even if they contain German umlauts or other foreign special characters.
When saving to .cap files, now strings from Info – Comment and Author are encoded correctly, if they contain German umlauts.

If a score without style setting in info – comment is opened, now capella not only uses normal style settings, but also sets the music symbols style in Extras – Options – General to the normal capella-Standard.

Improvements

When searching for online updates, administrator privileges are no longer needed. If an update is found, they are needed as before.

When transposing a single note using O (or P) + arrow key, capella now automatically removes any tie connecting the note to the previous note in the same voice. So you can now remove a tie by moving the successor note one step up and then down again.

Changed scripts

Chord symbol --> chord (chordExpansion.py by Paul Villiger) has been supplemented by Peter Becker, added option 'Replace rhythm'.