saving XML documents
I'm recreating the music for a HTML online book. I send the postprocessor MuseScore, pngs, midi, and XML files. I'm nearly finished with my project, and I'm having trouble with my XMLs.
When I saved my last XML, it didn't show in the preview with the XML logo. It shows a blank page called MXL. If I open it, it looks like XML. I deleted and tried resaving. It will only save as a MXL file. All the other files display and open as XML, however, if I try to resave one of the previous files, it will not save as XML, only MXL.
I rebooted and updated my computer. I downloaded and repaired MuseScore. I deleted and then downloaded a fresh copy of MuseScore. Still getting the same results.
I'm attaching an XML from a different piece and the MXL I'm getting for the current piece.
When I try to save the XML file, the preview doesn't show any other saved XML files. They are all still there in my directory. I can open them from inside Musescore. Trying to save XML produces a musicxml document, not a MXL document.
In reply to When I try to save the XML… by judeeylander
Version 2.2.1 has replaced the .xml suffix with the .musicxml suffix that is part of the Music XML 3.0 standard. It will not hurt anything to change the suffix to .xml.
In reply to Version 2.2.1 has replaced… by mike320
Thanks Mike. :)
It's just a nuisance, and a step backwards. But we do what we have to. Got to get the project finished. Thumbs UP!
Export as .musicxml file extension. (You can re-name afterwards, if necessary.)
In reply to Export as .musicxml file… by Jm6stringer
Thank you, JM. :)
I renamed it for consistency and accessibility to Project Gutenberg users. It is not unusual to have a reader on an old cell phone in a third world country. Project Gutenberg and Distributed Proofreaders are very concerned about accessibility. XMLs and midis are included in HTML books containing music.
It's a nuisance to have to rename the file, but I will do whatever is necessary to continue using MuseScore for my DP music team work. I like the program.
Please send a message up the line that including the option of XML would benefit many end users.
In reply to Thank you, JM. :)… by judeeylander
Feature request submitted. See #271445: Include .xml suffix for export
In reply to Feature request submitted… by mike320
Thank you, Mike!