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NinSheetMusic => Submission Center => Topic started by: G-Han on April 28, 2008, 01:26:18 PM

Title: What should your sheet look like? [The Formatting Guidelines]
Post by: G-Han on April 28, 2008, 01:26:18 PM
A fancy font here, another neat font there et voila: the most beautiful sheet you've ever made. Unfortunately, that's not the way we work at NinSheetMusic. I often encounter sheets which lack a (proper) title, game-, composer- and arranger-name, copyright or key signatures. I prevent this in the future, I'd like to reintroduce the standard format NSM "gurus" are using ever since it was introduced before the site crashed. Take a look at this picture, and the explanation below.

If there are clear improvements that can be done to an arrangement it will not be accepted.

Here is a basic template for a sheet on NSM: [NSM Template File] (https://www.dropbox.com/s/617huonz3luxheq/NSM%20Template%202019.mus?dl=1) (Finale Notepad users can find additional template files [here] (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=7600.0). (Thank you, TheMarioPianist!))

The Formatting Guidelines:

(https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ninsheetmusic.org%2Fimages%2Fguides%2Fformatting%2Fhowtosheetize.png&hash=583d43fe030bae10dcb28f918106f08d)

(1) Song Title: Times New Roman, Size 24, Bold, Centre Aligned

(2) Game Name: Times New Roman, Size 12, italic, Centre Aligned

(3) Composer: Times New Roman, Size 12, Bold, Right Aligned

(4) Arranger: Times New Roman, Size 12, Italic, Right Aligned

(5) Metronome Marking:

(6) Key Signature:

(7) 8va/8vb/15ma/15mb:

(8) Clef Changes:

(9) Copyright: Times New Roman, Size 10, Centre Aligned

(10) URL: Times New Roman, Size 10, Centre Aligned

I hope everyone follows this standard-form from now on. It's really not that difficult and you'll be helping to raise the quality of the sheets on the site.



Other Formatting Guidelines:


Second+ Pages

If your arrangement exceeds one page, it is required that the following pages have a mini title and page numbers. These should occur naturally in finale, but if for some reason there is an issue with them, they should be as follows:

Measure Numbers

Duets:
First System: (https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ninsheetmusic.org%2Fimages%2Fguides%2Fformatting%2Fpnoduet1.png&hash=15986bfb85a9cdaec27c332755053278) Following Systems: (https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ninsheetmusic.org%2Fimages%2Fguides%2Fformatting%2Fpnoduet2.png&hash=6a79d72196b1877d119cb8753a910183)

[Here is a template file for this type of arrangement, complete with the correct formatting] (https://www.dropbox.com/s/5fd36i5cagau2od/Four%20Hands%20Template.ftm?dl=1)

First System: (https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ninsheetmusic.org%2Fimages%2Fguides%2Fformatting%2F2pno1.png&hash=c2f05d1a5e7b64df31ab264ec1d1eb90) Following Systems: (https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ninsheetmusic.org%2Fimages%2Fguides%2Fformatting%2F2pno2.png&hash=2ca6891c7c2c6dd29a9f610149d2c351)

[Here is a template file for this type of arrangement, complete with the correct formatting] (https://www.dropbox.com/s/rlt0pqv5r9nx7vr/Two%20Piano%20Template.ftm?dl=1)


Medleys and Collections

Pedal Markings:

Dynamics

Articulations and Slur/Phrase Markings

Finale Defaults
Sometimes finale automatically puts these things in your blank file. Some of them are unnecessary and need to be removed.
However, some defaults are a good thing. Several things that SHOULD be present are listed below.