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Tabs

Discussion in 'Forum Usage Help' started by givmefire401, Feb 2, 2005.


  1. givmefire401

    givmefire401

    Feb 2, 2005
    california
    How do u post tabs? :eyebrow:
     
  2. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    Tabs are generally created in simple ASCII format which works great
    for ASCII editors like Notebook.

    However, in order to post Tabs properly on the Boards
    a bit of formatting is required.

    Post using New Courier Font or Code format and everything will line up.

    Use 'Size=1' to make longer Tab fit.

    Courier Font kearning, etc... matches up with ASCII.
    Use it if your transferring Notebook created Tab to MSWord.

    Examples:

    Plain cut and Paste ASCII looks like this --
    Kearning Shifts with Characters and Open Spacing (Notice the :Colons).

    This example uses Font Size 1

    |-7-5-4------------------------------------------|
    |--------7-5-4-----------------------------------|
    |--------------7-5-4-------------2-/7\--------0--|
    |---------------------7-3\-0-/3----------3-------|
    : : :
    pull off.................: : :
    : :
    hammer on...................: :
    :
    slide up then down.................:

    In Courier Font ACSII tab looks like this --
    Proper Character Kearning but Kearning Shifts with Open Spacing.

    This is usually the Standard way to Post tab
    because most tab do not contain Open Spacing.




    |-7-5-4------------------------------------------|
    |--------7-5-4-----------------------------------|
    |--------------7-5-4-------------2-/7\--------0--|
    |---------------------7-3\-0-/3----------3-------|
    : : :
    pull off.................: : :
    : :
    hammer on...................: :
    :
    slide up then down.................:


    Using CODE tags also align ASCII and other stuff.
    This time Proper Character & Open Space Kearning.


    Code:
    
    |-7-5-4------------------------------------------|
    |--------7-5-4-----------------------------------|
    |--------------7-5-4-------------2-/7\--------0--|
    |---------------------7-3\-0-/3----------3-------|
                             :  :      :
    pull off.................:  :      :
                                :      :
    hammer on...................:      :
                                       :
    slide up then down.................:
    
    Notice how Open Spaced :Colons are now properly justified and kearned.
     
  3. i could be wrong but i think he ment how do you post them in the tab archive

    but great post anyway
     
  4. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    Oops. Wasted my time. :bawl:



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    Summit your tabs there.