Songwriters and lyricists have been limited to uploading only PDF document types. With the latest update to the website, we've included a new uploader, that now adds Microsoft Word, ChordPro, and plain text files as additional options. The new uploader is in Beta mode as of release 2.7.04 (which went live on June 22nd). You can try it out by clicking the upload button on the collaboration page, then choosing the "New Upload (Beta)" link.
You'll notice that the uploader is quite different. Once you select the type of file you want to upload, you can then just drag-and-drop the files onto the uploader page. The uploader itself is faster, and will start pre-uploading as soon as you select (or drop) a file, before you even click the upload button. Once the files are uploaded, it will present a page where you can enter the file description, type, and instrument (or other) type. This second step is required, but you can do it later, after all your files are uploaded. We'll keep track of which files still need the metadata, and show them to you the next time you upload.
You're probably already familiar with Microsoft Word and Text files. But you might not have heard of a ChordPro file. A ChordPro file is a plain text file that has lyrics, chords, and tabs included with special characters for formatting. They are convenient for creating simple chord charts for songs. Here's an example:
Swing [D]low, sweet [G]chari[D]ot
Notice the chords D, G, D embedded within the lyrics. Kompoz will render that as:
You can read more about the ChordPro format on www.chordpro.org.
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