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Jan 28, 2020 - 11:17:40 AM
74 posts since 8/13/2017

Hi

I am trying to get to grips with Tabledit for Mac and wondering if there is any other source of information other than the manual downloadable from their site. The look of my program is a bit different from the manual in some respects and I'm guessing it hasn't been updated to keep up with changes to the interface. I also find the manual not that intuitive to use. There is a page with supposed links to videos on their site but there are not links that I can see.

I did a search online for tutorials including their site but it seems to be orientated to windows and this series youtube.com/watch?v=Lgb4FAKpHzo though better is less helpful for me for obvious reasons.

Any advice on resources or helpful documentation would be welcome.

Thank you

W

Jan 28, 2020 - 11:29:11 AM
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janolov

Sweden

40147 posts since 3/7/2006

Here is an alternative tutor: http://el-kay.com/tabledit/index.htm

There is also a brand new version of TablEdit 3.0 with a lot of new features, and I think the manual/tutor has to get a more extensive update.

Jan 28, 2020 - 12:08:36 PM

74 posts since 8/13/2017

Hi Jan

Thank you for the link. I had seen this before but it's also for windows and although similar there are a few differences that are taking me a bit of time to get to grips with on my Mac. I'm a bit disappointed with the actual Mac Manual I downloaded from their site and I'm struggling to get through it. It really seems weirdly put together.

It seems to me that a feature of many software companies these days is that a lot of work seems to go into the program but the support is a bit patchy. It all adds to the joy I guess

Jan 28, 2020 - 1:19:36 PM

John_J

USA

872 posts since 12/23/2007

I believe I may have the best of both worlds.... I started using Tabledit on a PC years ago and when I migrated to a Mac I installed VM Ware Fusion which emulates a PC in an App running on the Mac.... It allows Tabledit to think it's on a PC and works exactly like a PC program....

By the way - - My opinion of Tabledit support is that it is always excellent.... Terrific program with a great support team...

Jan 28, 2020 - 1:25:11 PM

74 posts since 8/13/2017

Hi

Good to hear their support is good. I suppose I was a little put off by the general clunkiness of the manual and it being perhaps a little out of date. I'm persevering and hopefully will get it into my dim brain at some point soon ;-)

Jan 28, 2020 - 2:18:35 PM

10610 posts since 2/12/2011

matt0308@tabledit.com is the email for Mattheiu Leschemmele. I think he is one of the authors. Has been good a responding when I had a question that the manual didn't answer.

Jan 29, 2020 - 4:38:51 AM

74 posts since 8/13/2017

Thank you. I haven't a specific question at the moment but will file that away for future reference.

Jan 29, 2020 - 6:24:19 AM

jcland

USA

301 posts since 3/7/2006

I just looked on Tabledit's website and they only show up to version 2.78b2 for both Windows and Mac. Where is this version 3 located.

Edited by - jcland on 01/29/2020 06:24:45

Jan 29, 2020 - 8:08:30 AM

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The latest version of Tabledit is 2.782e. You should be fine if you download that version...Jack

Jan 29, 2020 - 8:23:05 AM

10610 posts since 2/12/2011

There is a version 3 or something but it is a phone app. Desktop versions are not up to 3 at this point.

Jan 29, 2020 - 9:51:29 AM

10610 posts since 2/12/2011

The best and only way to work with tabs and write tabs. Not the free version. Pay for the one that will do anything with a tab. Or write tabs. The freebie just lets you see tabs.

Jan 29, 2020 - 10:04:44 AM

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Yep,
Ken is right on the money...Jack

Edited by - Jack Baker on 01/29/2020 10:05:06

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:16:04 AM
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janolov

Sweden

40147 posts since 3/7/2006

There is a new 3.0 version for Windows and Mac on the way. It has been available as a beta version and it has been discussed at the TablEdit discussion site. The official version is still the 2.78, but soon the 3.0 will be launched. Matthieu seems to still be working on it. The new TablEdit format will be based on 8-byte instead of the old 4-byte. That means that more information and more functionalities can be put into the file.

Jan 29, 2020 - 1:44:15 PM
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3893 posts since 11/29/2005

Mattheiu had to move the old Tabledit forum to a new site when Yahoo shut down their group pages.

The new group is located:  here

From the V3 discusssion:

the TablEdit official version remains v.2.78.

Version 3.0 is available from this site as a demo.

This is because I'm not sure yet if the file format is definitively fixed. But it shouldn't last too long.
 

Version 3 is for the Tefview program.

Jan 29, 2020 - 2:27:08 PM
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74 posts since 8/13/2017

Thank you all. I have bought the software ( 2.78 b2d for Mac ) and I'm slowly getting to grips with it. It isn't exactly as per training materials on their site but is close enough to get most things done so far. It's a pity the videos on You Tube are so old because they are pretty good and have been helpful though I feel I'd learn a lot faster using something like an up to date Mac version of them.

Anyway, patience will doubtless pay off here. I'm quite excited by the idea of being able to write my own tunes and arrangements painlessly and hear the results in a rough form.

Jan 29, 2020 - 2:46:11 PM

10610 posts since 2/12/2011

Matthieu had this to say on 12/14 so I guess we will see it soon:
Hi,
I forgot to mention that. Version 3.0 is not yet available.
Mac and Windows programs are almost ready.
One more week of adjustments and I think I can put the beta versions online.
They will have to be tested intensely and I don't have very clear ideas on how to proceed.

Jan 30, 2020 - 1:37:33 PM

3893 posts since 11/29/2005

Be sure to join the discussion site - lots of questions get answered, fairly quickly. Other good info too.

Jan 30, 2020 - 3:54:09 PM

74 posts since 8/13/2017

I've joined the site too. Thanks for all your help

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