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Offline Bob88

How to Open a PDF Lead Sheet On my Ipad Using a Registration ?
« on: February 17, 2017, 10:03:37 AM »
    I read somewhere on this forum that it was possible to open a PDF lead sheet on my Ipad by using a corresponding registration on my T5  but am unable to find the location of that posting. As I  recall, by using a  code or number in the reg and pdf title, this was possible.   For instance, 
 004blues.reg  and 004blues.pdf.   When loading the registration, the pdf file would be accessed on the Ipad.   Perhaps someone can clarify this.   I know this can be done via midi using a song file but I would like to accomplish this as mentioned above.  Looking forward  to some feedback.  Thanks, Bob88

Offline jimlaing

Re: How to Open a PDF Lead Sheet On my Ipad Using a Registration ?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 11:04:42 AM »
Yes, I remember reading about people doing this.  I think there was someone named Fred ??  that had descriptions of a method.  I do the opposite:  I use the unrealBook app on the iPad, and via MIDI commands in it, through a wireless MIDI device on my Tyros, I have the iPad app "call up" the registration automatically in the Tyros whenever I load a PDF file (song) on my iPad...

I think either method is viable and possible ....

Jim

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Re: How to Open a PDF Lead Sheet On my Ipad Using a Registration ?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 11:23:25 AM »
Hell Bob88,

here you find the instruction video from Fred, great explained and you can make a question he will sure answering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5cPMU_H28M&t=48s


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Offline Bob88

Re: How to Open a PDF Lead Sheet On my Ipad Using a Registration ?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 03:29:19 PM »
Thanks Jim and Rumocool.   Yes, I know this can be done via midi.   The method I mentioned in my original post indicated there was another way  to accomplish the same thing.  Bob88 

Offline jimlaing

Re: How to Open a PDF Lead Sheet On my Ipad Using a Registration ?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 04:01:26 PM »
Hi ... I don't know of a way with a "code" or special naming scheme; the only way I know of is with MIDI.  Maybe someone else knows the way to do with "coded" filenames etc. - that would be interesting ...

Jim

Online Fred Smith

Re: How to Open a PDF Lead Sheet On my Ipad Using a Registration ?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 05:41:23 PM »
    I read somewhere on this forum that it was possible to open a PDF lead sheet on my Ipad by using a corresponding registration on my T5  but am unable to find the location of that posting. As I  recall, by using a  code or number in the reg and pdf title, this was possible.   For instance, 
 004blues.reg  and 004blues.pdf.   When loading the registration, the pdf file would be accessed on the Ipad.   Perhaps someone can clarify this.   I know this can be done via midi using a song file but I would like to accomplish this as mentioned above.  Looking forward  to some feedback.  Thanks, Bob88

Bob,

It's not possible to do what you want with only a registration. You must have a midi file which generates the proper codes. However, all is not lost, because you just store the link to the midi file in the registration, and it's triggered as soon as you load the reg. You can see it happen in my video.

Of course, you need an app on the iPad which responds to the midi commands. I use SongBook+ from Baum software, but there are others.

Fred
Fred Smith,
Saskatoon, SK
Sun Lakes, AZ
Tyros 4, Bose L1, Finale 2011
Check out my Registration Lessons

Offline Bob88

Re: How to Open a PDF Lead Sheet On my Ipad Using a Registration ?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 06:09:54 PM »
   Wishful thinking on my part  Fred.  Always looking for  a  a lazy man's solution. Thanks for you reply.  Bob88

Online Fred Smith

Re: How to Open a PDF Lead Sheet On my Ipad Using a Registration ?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2017, 06:30:31 PM »
   Wishful thinking on my part  Fred.  Always looking for  a  a lazy man's solution. Thanks for you reply.  Bob88

It is possible to go the other way without using midi files. You can set up Songbook so it will load the registration when you load the PDF file.

Fred
Fred Smith,
Saskatoon, SK
Sun Lakes, AZ
Tyros 4, Bose L1, Finale 2011
Check out my Registration Lessons

Offline Bob88

Re: How to Open a PDF Lead Sheet On my Ipad Using a Registration ?
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2017, 06:35:55 AM »
 That is exactly what I am attempting to accomplish Fred.  Can you elaborate on how to do this?   I have been looking through the manual but somehow missed the process.  I will have another look.   Thanks again. Bob88

Online Fred Smith

Re: How to Open a PDF Lead Sheet On my Ipad Using a Registration ?
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2017, 07:07:26 AM »
That is exactly what I am attempting to accomplish Fred.  Can you elaborate on how to do this?   I have been looking through the manual but somehow missed the process.  I will have another look.   Thanks again. Bob88

Well, that's not what you said in your original post, nor what you're saying in the subject.

But if you've changed your mind, here's my original post on the subject. In the manual, there's a link to all 500 possible registrations.

Fred
Fred Smith,
Saskatoon, SK
Sun Lakes, AZ
Tyros 4, Bose L1, Finale 2011
Check out my Registration Lessons

Offline Bob88

Re: How to Open a PDF Lead Sheet On my Ipad Using a Registration ?
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2017, 08:30:52 AM »
 I always hesitate to post a problem because it seems to create another one.  Anyway, if in songbook a pdf file can access a desired or related  registration, then hopefully  I am able to have the lead sheet for a particular song displayed   and the registration for that lead sheet load as well.  It might be the reverse of what I was attempting but would it not reveal both the reg. and
and pdf I wanted.  I have always appreciated in any help given in this forum.  Bob88

Online Fred Smith

Re: How to Open a PDF Lead Sheet On my Ipad Using a Registration ?
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2017, 11:37:30 AM »
I always hesitate to post a problem because it seems to create another one.  Anyway, if in songbook a pdf file can access a desired or related  registration, then hopefully  I am able to have the lead sheet for a particular song displayed   and the registration for that lead sheet load as well.  It might be the reverse of what I was attempting but would it not reveal both the reg. and
and pdf I wanted.  I have always appreciated in any help given in this forum.  Bob88

My apologies on my previous post, Bob. I was supposed to put in the link to my original post, but I was interrupted by a higher power and forgot.

Here's the original thread: https://www.psrtutorial.com/forum/index.php/topic,34004.0.html

The manual shows how to get Songbook to load the appropriate registration whenever you call up a pdf in the app.

Fred
Fred Smith,
Saskatoon, SK
Sun Lakes, AZ
Tyros 4, Bose L1, Finale 2011
Check out my Registration Lessons

Offline Bob88

Re: How to Open a PDF Lead Sheet On my Ipad Using a Registration ?
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2017, 05:33:50 AM »
Thank you for the link Fred. Bob88

Offline jimlaing

Re: How to Open a PDF Lead Sheet On my Ipad Using a Registration ?
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2017, 07:32:56 AM »
Fred - that's a nice write-up on the whole topic!  I'm sure a lot of people appreciate those instructions.  I use the "iPad controls Keyboard" method, but i used it from the unrealBook app instead.

If anyone here is using unrealBook and they want help getting unrealBook to recall registrations from the Tyros, feel free to write to me and I can send you some info that might help.  I don't have a nice set of instructions like Fred has, but some info that might help unrealBook users (or users of any app that can send MIDI commands) to recall Registrations on a Tyros ...

-Jim

Offline Bob88

   Sorry to say I am still unable to link a song in Songbook with a registration on  my T5.  I have downloaded the dummy midifiles via the link Fred provided and extracted  them to a folder titled Songbook as a sub directory of one titled Abba where my registrations are stored. This was suggested by instructions that came with the the link mentioned.
  The  song file I am using is Dancing Queen from Abba.  The code number chosen as the dummy midi is 200.1    and was assigned to the pdf Dancing Queen.  I  added the code to the beginning of the reg.,selected the midi with the proper code, ticked the song box and memorized the song then saved the registration.  The instructions for the link states clicking on the reg. should then have the  the pdf  displayed which is what my subject title of this post requested.  Bob88