Notation software for tablature and musical scores. Centered on fretted instruments, such as guitar, mandolin, bass but also capable of notating diatonic accordion, tin-whistle, recorder, harmonica. Great support from author, registered users enjoy free updates, and the tabledit community of users offer further support and resources. Full font and midi functionality. Program offers playback, export /import of midi ascii-tab and abc formats.

Application Details:

Version: 2.65
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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What works

Installs and runs pretty much perfectly. Still need the specially compiled tef260.ttf font. Still need to do the comctl32.dll override, plus now need to rename the /drive_C/windows/winsx folder to eliminate it in order to get the override to load (or program won't start.)


In one way this works better for me than in Windows. I often save the output to PDF files to exactly preserve the print format. In Windows to do this, the PDF file requires different print settings and margins etc. You have to reset these setting depending on whether you want to print directly or to PDF. Major pain, as each piece of music requires different settings to fit it to the page ideally. Tabledit is probably at fault for this, it's just a pain. But with Linux there is no difference I can tell between the PDF and direct print output - as it should be . Nice.


One improvement recently is that midi seems to just work. Don't even need to select the midi output, it installs and is set to 'Wine midi mapper' and that works fine. And the default soundfont for a nylon guitar sounds far better than whatever my WinXP box was using. Not quite like a real guitar, but much much more natural and listenable.

What does not

Very minor issue: when using the Tablature Manager as a sidebar, then resizing the sidebar to be wider, the display area conflicts with the main tab window. Use the Tab. Mngr. as an undocked window and this is not a problem. ­


What was not tested

Not much.

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Additional Comments

I withhold Platinum because of the very minor display irregularities which are easy to work around. And platinum requires no overrides or other tricks to install or run.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 22 20161.6.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFedora 19 x86_64Nov 02 20131.7.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 20 20121.4.1Yes Yes GoldE Peltzer 
ShowopenSUSE 11.0Aug 17 20081.1.2Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowSlackware 12.0Jan 12 20080.9.53.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

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HowTo / Notes

docking palettes

In winecfg under graphics tab, uncheck the option to allow the window manager to control the windows. This solved a problem where the palettes were unable to be docked into the toolbar areas.

This problem has resolved itself in WINE versions  of vintage 0.9.5x or greater. 

Printing now works

With the advent of Greg Hill's fontforged tef260.ttf font printing is now correct under WINE.

I had success by putting tef260.ttf along with other core truetype fonts into windows/fonts and printing thru CUPS.

Printing works with version 9.24 when run in winecfg as Win98.

With version 0.9.27 I have to run as W2000 or XP to get printing to work, W98 no longer works for printing.

tef260 font

2013-05-04 Admin note: the information below was extracted from a comment posted by a user in 2006 and may not be applicable to current Wine. 

To generate a tef260 font that will work properly, open the font in Fontforge, choose "Generate Fonts" from the file menu. The name appears as "Tef250.ttf" Change this to "tef260.ttf". Below the name of the font is a drop down box of font types. Choose "True Type (Symbol)" and click "Save". A warning box will appear complaining about the Em Size and asking if you want to save it anyway, Choose "Yes". Copy font to .wine/drive_c/windows/fonts and your X11 truetype directory and run as root "fc-cache -v -f", restart Xserver, and enjoy.


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