Sharing a setlist

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If you’re using setlists as a group, forScore makes it easy to share them with your colleagues, even if they’re using another app. Setlists can be shared from the root view of the setlist menu (that’s the list of all of your setlists, not the contents of a specific setlist). If you’re using forScore 10 or newer, swipe from right to left over the setlist you want to share and choose the Share action that appears. If you’re using an earlier version of forScore, tap the “Edit” button on the right-hand side of the menu’s navigation bar, then select your setlist and tap “Share” from the options at the top of the list. forScore’s sharing interface allows you to share a setlist in a variety of formats:

Setlist Only: If your colleagues are using forScore and already have the PDF files they’ll need, this choice is best. It’s a forScore-specific file type (4SS), and it includes all of the information about your setlist but does not contain the setlist’s scores or bookmarks.

Include Scores: This also creates a forScore-specific .4SS file, but includes the necessary PDF files as well. Use this format’s “include extras” option to choose whether or not to include each file’s editable annotations, metadata, and more.

Merged PDF: You can also merge the scores in your setlist into one long PDF file. This option is great for colleagues who are using another music reader.

Annotated Merged PDF: Like the last choice, this merges your setlist’s scores into one long PDF file, but this time also includes permanent annotations. Specify whether to use forScore’s standardized aspect ratio or use each file’s original aspect ratio instead.

Text List: For colleagues using paper, a text list might be the best choice. Use this format’s options to specify if you’d like to number your list, include composer information, and whether or not to sort the items alphabetically.

Tap a thumbnail icon to share your setlist using the default options, or tap the ellipsis (…) button to configure additional options first and then tap “share” in the top right-hand corner to continue. Once you do, you’ll see a standard iOS Share Sheet appear which gives you options like AirDrop, email, and more. If you’re using iOS 11 or later, choose “Save to Files” to copy your setlist to iCloud Drive or any other third-party cloud storage provider you’ve configured for use with iOS’ Files app.

Note: If you’re planning on sharing your setlist via email, you may need to check that the combined file sizes of all the scores in the setlist are smaller than any attachment limit your email provider may have.

Sharing Setlists via forScore’s Services panel

If you’d like to upload your setlist to one of the cloud storage providers supported by forScore’s Services panel, do the following:

  • Open the Tools menu and choose Services.
  • Navigate through your cloud service’s folders until you’re viewing the folder you’d like to send the file to.
  • Tap the + button at the bottom of the panel.
  • Choose the Setlists view.
  • Tap to select one or more setlists.
  • Tap the Format button in the lower right corner to toggle between the options. In the services panel, only Setlist Only, Include Scores, and Include Scores & Extras are available options.
  • When ready, tap the Upload button in the upper right corner and the upload will begin.
  • Use your cloud service’s sharing functions to share the file or folder with other forScore users, if necessary.

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