EsAC files can be dragged/dropped onto the VHV page to automatically convert them into Humdrum data, or EsAC data can be pasted into the text editor to edit as EsAC data.

Drag-and-drop EsAC files

The VHV interface can load EsAC files by dragging and dropping them from the desktop onto the VHV page. The following figure shows an EsAC data file being dragging from the desktop to the browser, loading the file in VHV:

EsAC import example
EsAC data imported by drag/drop into VHVV.

Try downloading the same EsAC file and loading it into VHV in a similar manner (usually save by right clicking on the link and then choose save link as).

Copy/Paste EsAC data

EsAC data can also be copy/pasted into the VHV text editor. In this case VHV behaves like a EsAC editor, since the data is not converted into the Humdrum format within the text editor:

EsAC data pasting example
EsAC data pasted into VHVV.

The freeze command (alt-f) is useful for pausing dynamic notation rendering while editing the EsAC data. Sometimes invalid content will currently cause problems if not using the freeze command while editing.

Humdrum Filters in EsAC

Humdrum filters can be used in the EsAC data. Here is a demonstration of adding the autobeam filter to automatically beam notes by the time signature.

EsAC autobeam filtering example
EsAC data with Humdrum autobeam filter applied.

Saving EsAC data

EsAC data visible in the text editor can be downloaded with the alt-s key combination. The file will be saved wherever your browser downloads files.

Also, the contents of the text editor can be copy/pasted into another text editor.

In-browser notation generation

To see an example of generating music notation within a webpage from EsAC data, view this page.