GuitarTeX is based on the idea of Chord. It takes a Chord file containing Chordpro directives to produce good-looking and easy-to-play song sheets for guitarists in PostScript or PDF format. You can use all available LaTeX features and packages to create a songbook or a single song sheet as you like it. If you don't know very much about LaTeX you can create pstscript or PDF output automatically. There also is a Web-based version on the GuitarTeX homepage that produces HTML output, which may be used without installing anything on your local computer.
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Release Notes: This release has support for Spanish, and support for chord output in Italian notation (Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si).
Release Notes: Support for the Polish language and German documentation were added. There were some minor bugfixes.
Release Notes: A fix for the inability to find the configuration file.
Release Notes: An install script was added. GuitarTeX has been split into an editor (guitartex) and a command line filter program (gtx2tex). guitartex acts as a GUI for gtx2tex. A new command line option was added to create output without chords (lyrics only). Musical typesetting was integrated with MusixTeX, MusixLyr, and Tabdefs. Chord symbols are created with the gchord package from Kasper Peeters. PDF output now creates bookmarks and thumbnails. Brazilian language support was added.
Release Notes: A new ability to start from anywhere (all resources are found by the program), a new preamble directive to add commands to the LaTeX preamble, a viewer starts automatically after creating a TeX, ps, or PDF file, and a fix for directive syntax highlighting.