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New capella 7.1 versions are available

  • Jun 10, 2013

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capella 7.1-16 and capella-start 7.1-16 are now available for download.

capella 7.1 users can apply the automatic online update function within the software
(Help/Online Update...).

Corrections and Changes of Version 7.1-16, June 6th, 2013:

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

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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 ( 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.


  • The about box has been redesigned.

Changed scripts

  • 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.