Is that title grammatically correct? Oh well you get the idea….
Doug from http://strategicsongselection.blogspot.com and I have been throwing some ideas around in the comment section of a post a few days ago. I thought I would bring those thoughts up here to the front.
I had just dug in and discovered the beauty of a multi-song PDF – My PDF had 192 songs and 220 pages in it! In order to use it though I needed to learn the beauty (and ugliness) of index’s in unrealBook. I mean who wants to scroll through all those pages to try to find the correct page for that one song?
Then Doug brought up the point that even though I could now look at the index and find any given song FAST, I could not use those index listings as a part of a set list. The solution was simple. I learned what Aron, the developer of unrealBook, created Bookmarks for. What I do now is find the one song in that 192 song PDF, then while on that song I create a Bookmark. That Bookmark show up then in Songs Menu under All Files – Not just the Indexes section! This means that now I can use those bookmarks in a Set-List. My Set-List can contain single song PDF’s, Blank PDF’s created from the Modify Set List Menu (look for the white Plus Sign), and also Bookmarks that pull up my 220 page PDF with 192 Songs in it. The beauty of that Bookmark is that it pulls up the 220 page PDF to the correct page for that song. If it is a song with more than one page to it – no problem because you are actually looking at all 220 pages not just that ONE page. The Blank PDF that I mentioned is one other feature that I just discovered. It allows you to insert a page on which you can use the drawing and annotation tools built into unrealBook so that you can create notes to yourself about the set list.