A User of Flat for Docs
June 30, 2018
Oh fun! This is a perfect fit for the occasional line of music that I wish I could drop in documents. I might even use this for a simple song project I have in mind.
Things I like
+ It plays the pitch as you add notes
+ It has a playback feature as long as you are in edit mode.
+ Lyrics? YES!!!
+ Once the music is inserted in the document it behaves like a drawing, meaning you can move it about and select the kind of word wrap you want, or resize it.
+ Tempo mark and measure numbering are default features.
+ You can go back and edit after inserting
+ Notation beyond notes and rhythms includes articulation, ornaments, dynamics, and text tools for lyrics, directions, and chords.
+ You can even add second voices. And a third?
- No pop ups on buttons. I guess we are expected to know what the buttons are for, which likely any musician who has ever used any score-writing software can figure out.
- Cannot copy scores from one doc to another. Attempting to do so yields a blank drawing. Sad.
- No playback in the doc. That would just be a really cool bonus.
I'm sure I'll be using this add-on.