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On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:16 AM, Marc Paré <> wrote:
Le 2010-11-15 00:43, Andy Brown a écrit :

Re: music through Draw for musical notation. I think this would only
be of value for the most basic of work. There are already many good
music software programmes out in the OSS world. I don't think that
LibreOffice could ever make a name for itself this way as it is the
wrong tool for music making/creating.


Run a search for music on the OOo extension and template sites, maybe
eye opening. :)


Thanks. Yes, these are good static pages. I thought you were suggesting
something more involved. Actually, I use the music paper template when I
teach it at school. Save on buying a pad. We could have more of these
templates made available to the template repository quite easily.

Re: extensions. The LilyPond extension is interesting but very few people in
current university/music recording settings use it. It would be a very
daunting extension/programme for regular users. Most use Sibelius or Finale.
But sure, if someone could create a WYSIWYG notation extension, that would
be quite a feat. If all it could do is notate and allow for type, that would
be enough for first timers to use and with the amount of people who use LO,
the user base is already built-in. Does it sound like I am convincing
myself? Sounds like a good idea now. All we need is a willing dev.

Another way to describe this is that we want LibreOffice to have a mode
that enforces Styles and Formatting/Template for a document?
As far as I understand, currently LibreOffice does not force you
to follow a template to the letter. A developer could act on such a request,
and we could describe how the UI should behave to make their job easier.

If an extension can perform fully the work of the feature, such as
then it makes sense to keep it as an extension. Is Screenwright(R)
merely a template file?
If so, then request «Please add the Screenwright(R) template as part
of the standard LibreOffice distribution».
I expect that Screenwright(R) would make use of such custom toolbar,
so it is more for an extension.
The thing you should avoid is that if Screenwright(R) requires code
changes, in a similar ways that addons
in Firefox enhance the browser, then it is best to keep
Screenwright(R) as an extension.
By keeping Screenwright(R) as an extension, you can modify and enhance
it at your own speed,
which is much faster than that speed of the releases of LibreOffice.
Is Screenwright(R) a done job and will never receive an update, or
even translation? This is the criterion.

Hope this helps,

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