Quickly save updated version to pdf?
I sometimes make adjustments to scores, and I always like an updated pdf version of the score. If I do that, ctrl+S is a fast easy way to save to file, which is perfect. However, I would like to be able to save just as easily, preferably with the same command, to overwrite the previous pdf version of the score, as well. Is there a way to do this without opening the export dialog and navigating to the proper folder and all that?
There is no built-in way.
But you could have a plugin do a save as PDF and assign a shortcut to the plugin
In reply to There is no built-in way… by jeetee
a plugin in musescore? I didn't know it did that. I can code this myself? Would I be able to tell it which directory to save in, and to use the filename of mscz file as pdf file? If I can do this, that would be really sweet. If I could also make it activate every time that save the file with ctrl+S that would also be really sweet.
In reply to a plugin in musescore? I… by a-muse-sing
Try this one I just whipped up: https://github.com/jeetee/MuseScore_SaveAsPDF/archive/refs/tags/1.0.0.z…
Extract the zip into your user plugin folder for MuseScore.
First use the configure plugin to select your export directory
Then enable the export plugin and assign it a shortcut. You can't use Ctrl/Cmd+S as that is a hardcoded application shortcut, but you could for example use Cltr/Cmd+Alt+S. Just remember to use it whenever you wish to overwrite your exported PDF with a new version.
In reply to Try this one I just whipped… by jeetee
That's amazing, thank you! I can't try it right now, but I'm excited to install it. Glad it works on both mac and pc too! Thanks again!