Ron's Chord Transposer is an application that works with Microsoft Word 2003 and later to transpose text based chord charts with or without lyrics into different keys. Ron's Chord Transposer works by using font parameters, like color, bold, and italics, to determine which text is a legitimate chord symbol. Version 2.0 adds a chord search feature that can find and set the font parameters in your chart. This feature does not find Nashville Number System chords. You can also set the font parameter for an entire line at a time, so it shouldn't take long to add a definitive font discriminator to your chord sheet. See our hints section for suggestions on adding discriminators.
If you like Ron's Chord Transposer and find it useful, please send me an email. I'd love to hear from you, and it would encourage me to write other useful programs for musicians. Your suggestions are appreciated. I got the idea for Ron's Chord Transposer when I was helping our music minister prepare for our Christmas program. We had worked out our arrangements, but needed to transpose them to work with different singers. As a computer programmer and a musician, Ron's Chord Transposer was a joy to write. I hope you find it useful.
Microsoft Word 2003 or later