Setlists


Use setlists to manually group and arrange your scores, and to quickly navigate between them

The Setlist Menu

Unlike the score menu, with automatically generated contents, the setlist menu is completely manual. Create a setlist by tapping the + button and typing in a title, and rename or move it up or down by tapping the “edit” button. Tap on any setlist to view or edit its contents.

The main list of setlists and the contents of each individual setlist can be sorted manually, alphabetically, or by least-recently played (fresh). In addition, a setlist’s contents can be sorted randomly and shuffled at any time: drag the list downward until you see the refresh control, then let go to re-shuffle the queue.

Setlist Editor

While viewing a setlist, use the + button to add new items to it. A full-screen editor will appear, showing you the current setlist on the left and your library on the right. The library view lets you see a complete list of your scores sorted alphabetically, or it lets you browse just like you can in the Score menu—by composer, genre, tag, or label—and sort within a category by title, newest, rating, difficulty, time, and key.

Tap on any item in the library view (on the right) to add it to your setlist (on the left). A dot appears next to any item that already exists in the setlist. You can also remove items from the setlist or rearrange them at any time.

You can also replace an item in your setlist by tapping to select it. Once it starts pulsating, select another item from your library to take its place. Or, if you change your mind, tap the setlist item a second time to de-select it.

Three buttons along the bottom of the editor give you additional options: add the current score to your setlist, create a placeholder with a custom name, or add all of the items listed on the right to your setlist at once.

Rearranging Setlists

With the “Manual” sort order selected, you can arrange your setlists or their contents using Drag and Drop gestures or by tapping the Edit button and using the control on the right-hand side of each item (three horizontal lines). Tap and hold the control until the row pops out of the table view, and then drag the score upward or downward and let go when you reach the correct spot.

Deleting Setlists & Removing Items

To delete an entire setlist, swipe your finger across it from right to left and confirm by pressing the red Delete action. You can also tap the “edit” button and select one or more setlists, then choose “delete” from the options near the top of the menu.

Use the same process within a setlist to remove one or more of its entries (note that this uses an orange Remove action instead of a red Delete action since removing an item from a setlist doesn’t affect the original item).

Setlist Metadata

The setlist metadata panel lets you change a setlist’s name, manage its folder location, or choose which libraries it belongs to (if you’ve created any). Tap the circled “i” button next to any setlist to see these options. You can also use edit mode to select several setlists and choose the “edit” option near the top of the menu to batch edit them.

Setlist Folders

Use folders to better organize your setlists. Unlike in the score menu, where an item can appear in multiple category lists based on its attributes, folders are concrete locations; a setlist can only ever be in one folder at a time, just like on a computer.

This allows you to do things like create an “archived” folder for setlists you want to keep but aren’t currently using.

To create a new empty folder, tap the “edit” button and then tap the new folder icon with a “+” symbol inside it. Supply a name and your folder will appear at the bottom of the list. Folders can be rearranged and mixed in with your other setlists, so feel free to put them anywhere in your list.

Use the setlist metadata panel to move a setlist into or out of a folder. Tap the circled “i” button next to any setlist or use edit mode to select multiple setlists and batch edit them to change their folder location. Select any existing folder, create a new one, or select “no folder” to move your setlist or setlists.

Note: If you use libraries, creating a setlist folder permanently assigns it to the current library. Setlist folders can only contain setlists that are also assigned to that library.

Edit Mode Actions

In the main list of setlists, entering edit mode and selecting a setlist will allow you to perform several different actions: delete, duplicate, share, or edit its metadata. If you select multiple setlists, you’ll be able to either delete them or batch edit some of their metadata. Below you’ll learn more about the actions we haven’t already covered in this section.

Sharing Setlists:

Setlists can be shared in a variety of different ways. You can share a simple text list, a forScore-specific ‘4SS’ file format, or as a single PDF (with or without permanent annotations).

The 4SS file format is the best way to share your setlists with other forScore users. You can choose to send just the setlist information, in which case it’s up to the recipient to provide their own PDF files (forScore uses placeholders for missing files). Or, you can send the setlist and all of its associated files (you can choose whether or not to include score-specific metadata).

Duplicating Setlists:

Use the “duplicate” action to create a second copy of a setlist. This can be helpful if you have a setlist that you use often but need to tweak for a specific situation—make your changes and the original will remain intact.

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