Audacity User Manual index of subjects

Audacity User Manual index of subjects

I can understand why this isn’t posted, but Chains > See Macro
Legacy crosspost?


Audacity has more support for MIDI than it used to have (MIDI files can be played and simple cut/paste edits can be performed), but it is still far from “full MIDI support”.

MIDI is handled in Audacity as “Note Tracks”.
Search the home page for “Note Tracks” and you will find this page:
(In the alpha manual, I’ve added the word “MIDI” to the home page to make it easier to find)

OK Koz, I added MIDI and Chains for you:

Anything else you want added?

The Index is an oft-neglected “labor of love” :slight_smile:


Isn’t there a script for mediawiki to automatically generate an index based on headings and page names?

There’s this: Extension:IndexFunction - MediaWiki

When gale was still alive he tried various auto-indexing tools - none of them produced satisfactory results.

As I said before I am open to any suggestions that folk want me to mandraulically add …


“Extension:IndexFunction” has been marked as “not actively maintained”, so that may have ruled it out as an option.
However, I see here that it has been regularly updated over the last couple of years (, so perhaps we should suggest to the SysAdmin that we try this after 2.3.1 has been released (so there’s plenty of time to revert if it goes pear-shaped).

I hesitate to do that because I know what a pain in the bum it is, but in rapid succession two different people couldn’t sort where Chains had gone.

“full MIDI support”.

That’s much more of a serious problem. In the user’s mind, there is no “partial support.” There is, however, a forum headache.


That’s coz they don’t bother to read the Release Notes - or the more readable “What’ new in this release” that we now have in each version of the manual: :wink:


I think the home page of the Audacity website is clear about this:

Free, open source, cross-platform audio software

Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.
Developed by a group of volunteers as open source.

It does NOT say, hint at, or suggest in any way that Audacity is a MIDI editor or provides MIDI processing. Most of the “headache” comes from user’s that are not aware that “MIDI is not audio”.

No doubt we would get similar headaches if Audacity included (a highly requested feature) the ability to PLAY video content (so that audio tracks can be edited and synchronised with video). I would expect a rush of questions about “editing” video.