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#517028 - 01/11/19 01:38 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Adjusting size/height of bar based lyrics
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For those of us who perform live with BIAB, might it be possible to make the chord sheet layout easier to manipulate, when increasing or decreasing the size of the lyric fonts (vertical height), as well as chord symbols? I use line based lyrics, or bar lyrics (not sure of the difference). Much prefer that over the Big Lyrics window. And, much prefer to see the entire chord display/song as arranged. What would it take to be able to mouse over a lyric cell, or chord symbol (to represent the entire song), and zoom, or scroll, up or down to one’s size preference, directly on the chord sheet layout, then, save the song accordingly? That is, not have to go to preferences, display, then try to figure out all the drop down options. The result might be that the size of the layered cells for each song might differ somewhat, depending on how lyric intensive it is.

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#517050 - 01/11/19 04:04 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Adjusting size/height of bar based lyrics [Re: J. Larry]
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What you describe would be a very versatile way to adjust screen display items. The current display settings options are quite powerful, but require a reasonable amount of navigation at times.
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#517068 - 01/11/19 05:48 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Adjusting size/height of bar based lyrics [Re: J. Larry]
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I agree. The control over bar-based lyrics is awkward in that their size is affected by font choice as well as how many rows of chords are displayed on-screen.

From reading posts on the forums, this type of lyric display also seems to be reasonably popular so it would be nice if display size could be controlled more readily.

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