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Exchange PDFs and keep the annotations
#1
Hi,

I am very happy to go with MSP for my band sheets. All sheets are embedded via PDFs. Meanwhile, I made a lot of annotations within the sheets. Sometimes, I have to import sheets with minor corrections. That's no problem: Just replace the PDF file with a file browser.

But there is another problem I don't have a solution for: My file name system gets outdated. They are all called No_Title_Author_Instrument.pdf. Now sometimes, I get new sheets without a number added. So I had to embed some files beginning with XX_... Which gets more and more. Newest development in the band: Older pieces get kicked out and the number is reused for new items. Which is a catastrophy for my system. Is there a way not to replace a PDF file but to rename an embedded PDF file while keeping the annotations?

Within MSP for Android or MSP Companion.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e with Android 11 / UI One 3.1 - AirTurn BT-200
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#2
If you long press a song to select it, tap the three dots at the top right corner of the library screen, tap "Swap File", you can then swap in a new file for an existing file. This updates the song to point to the new file while preserving annotations. Have you tried using the swap file feature yet?

Mike
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#3
Great! That does exactly what I needed. I desperately looked in the Files tab of the song. It's that easy - maybe even easier in rehearsals.

I tested a bit how the software reacts - I can both switch from one file to another or set a new file if the attached one doesn't exist anymore. In both cases the annotations remain (in place).

Which means for renaming sheet files, I can first rename the file in a file browser and then set the connection to the new file.

For replacing files I can even set within MobileSheetsPro if I want to fully delete the original one.

Thanks a lot!
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e with Android 11 / UI One 3.1 - AirTurn BT-200
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