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Dmuse is an Integrated Development Environment for text editing/processing and graphical music notation rendering of MuseData, with a built-in interpretive programming language called zbex.

Dmuse User Guide

  1. Overview and history of Dmuse
  2. Downloading and installing Dmuse
  3. File organization and init file for Dmuse
  4. Getting started with Dmuse
  5. Text editing capabilities of Dmuse
  6. Running zbex programs in Dmuse
  7. MuseData file organization
  8. How to print a score in Dmuse
  9. How to print instrumental parts in Dmuse
  10. How to create a score in Dmuse
  11. How to create instrumental parts in Dmuse
  12. How to enter music with a MIDI keyboard
  13. How to create MIDI files from MuseData

Dmuse File Formats

Dmuse Zbex Programs

  • autoset: Converts stage2 files into i-files in preparation for music printing.
  • mskpage: Converts i-files into page files for graphical music notation printing.
  • eskpage: On-screen graphical music editor editor that displays and edits page files.
  • vskpage: Further processing of page files which adjusts the inter-staff and inter-system spacing on pages.
  • autoload: Downloads fonts to a PCL printer. Must be run before using pskpage.
  • pskpage: Prints page files to a PCL printer.
  • dskpage: Similar to pskpage, but displays page files as graphical music notation on the screen rather than printing.
  • Some program to generate parts? Or has that merged into mskpage? Mainly has to do with multi-rests.

Dmuse Reference Manual

  1. Introduction
  2. Zbex programs in files and in other Dmuse windows
  3. Properties of Zbex
  4. Zbex utility programs
  5. Variable declaration statements
  6. Assignment statements
  7. The run and stop statements
  8. Input and output
  10. Subscripts
  11. Program control (loop, if, goto)
  12. Relations
  13. Functions
  14. Procedures
  15. Tables
  16. Handling directories
  17. Special variables and labels
  18. Instructions for debugging
  19. Conditional compiles and other features
  20. Controlling the text display with putc
  21. Graphics
  22. MIDI instructions

Dmuse Internal Help Documentation

  1. Browser display test