A tap/click on the song-editor enables you to edit the lyrics and chords of a song.
Song One's song editor recognizes and auto-formats chords as you type. Chords do not have to be enclosed in square brackets to be distinguished from the lyrics. Song One is able to recognize thousands of different variations of over 200 chord types with added extensions and altered bass notes.
When you wish to add a chord symbol immediately after a text character (within a word) add square brackets when typing the chord. The typed chord is automatically converted into a symbol when you enter the right bracket.
Note: An option in Song One's settings/preferences allows you to disable the auto-formatting if you do not plan to type chords at all.
When chords are added to the lyrics Song One links the chord symbols to the corresponding words. When you edit the lyrics a linked chord will move together with its corresponding word.
A chord that has been added to the lyrics may be selected in four ways:
You may select a chord without changing the cursor position by swiping over it.
When a chord is selected its chord symbol is shown in the bottom toolbar next to the guitar pick icon:
You may perform a long tap/click on a chord, separator bar, repeat sign or note marker to select the symbol. The selected symbol is displayed in grey.
You may perform the long tap/click in an area without text or symbols and move towards the symbol you want to select. The symbol is automatically selected when you release the tap/click.
A chord that has been added to the lyrics may be deleted in four ways:
On iOS you may press the space bar of the on-screen keyboard and reposition the cursor by moving your finger in the desired direction:
Use Song One's 'select & drop' procedure to reposition a specific symbol.
The 'select & drop' procedure requires two long taps/clicks. The first long tap/click selects the symbol:
The second long tap/click allows you to reposition the selected symbol:
You may start the second long tap/click in an area without text when the symbols are positioned too close to each other for easy selection:
The chord reposition buttons allow you to move a chord to the left or right without having to select the chord first.
Use Song One's swipe gesture to copy a chord to a desired position:
Use the cursor toolbar to add separator lines/bars, repeat signs and chords to a song.
The cursor toolbar appears.
The cursor toolbar includes the chords that have already been added to the selected song:
Repeat signs (i.e. '||:', ':||') may also be added with the keyboard of your device.
Make sure there is also a space between the newly entered characters and the previous chord/word (or add square brackets when typing the symbols).
When you edit songs the main toolbar displays two rounded arrow buttons (undo/redo buttons) on the left. These buttons allow you to access the history of the changes that you have made to the selected song.
On the iPhone the undo/redo buttons are initially hidden in the portrait mode. Access them by swiping left to right on the main toolbar. Swipe right to left to hide the undo/redo buttons and show the chord reposition buttons again.
A small lock icon in the top right corner of the song editor enables you to lock a native Song One document to disallow further editing.
You may zoom in and out of the document shown in the song editor.
All native Song One documents of your song catalog are displayed at the same zoom level specified by you. The zoom level applies to both the editing and the auto-scrolling of the songs. Dynamic line breaks ensure that you can view the lyrics of a song at any size.
The PDF documents of your song catalog have individual zoom levels. Each PDF document is automatically sized to fit the song editor from left to right. Manually increasing the zoom level may cut off parts of the lyrics on either side.
iOS identifies connected bluetooth page turner pedals as external keyboards and will hide the on-screen keyboard. Song One automatically displays a custom on-screen keyboard when the iOS keyboard is hidden.