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Songbook with guitar chords

Select some text or a text frame and run the script. It will find the text between square brackets and create an anchored text frame for each.



You can fine-tune the position of the text frames with chords using the object style like so:

The key is using the anchored object options to align left bottom corner of the “cord” with the center of the anchor so that large cords became left aligned.

I also applied a paragraph style from the object style: for demonstration I set it to blue color:

You can Undo/Redo the whole script

Using the Convert guitar chords in frames back to text script you can reverse the selected text back to it's original state.

Download the scripts and sample documents (before and after) from here.