User Manual

Page Layout

OnSong uses the concept of a sheet of paper to render chord charts. This allows the size of fonts and other elements to be measured relative to the paper size. OnSong displays this virtual sheet of paper with the width of the device reflecting the width of the sheet of paper. This means that rotating the device into landscape orientation will make the font appear larger.

The page layout section contains the following settings that effect not only how OnSong draws chord charts on the screen, but also as device settings for printing.


Adjust the margins of the page to inset the chords and lyrics from the edge. Margins can be set for the left, right, top and bottom margins separately. Options include 0", 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/4" and 1-1/2". Default is 3/4". Remember to maintain some top margin to compensate for the menubar and status bar which overlap the chord chart.

Paper Size

Paper size is used to determine the width and height of the song page. Options include:

  • US Letter which is 8.5" by 11". Default.
  • US Legal which is 8.5" by 14".
  • Tabloid which is 11" by 17".
  • A5 which is 148mm by 210mm.
  • A4 which is 210mm by 297mm.
  • A3 which is 297mm by 420mm.

Paper Orientation

The paper orientation refers to if the page is in portrait or landscape orientation. Portrait is selected by default.

Include Page Numbers

This option determines if page numbers should be displayed. This is enabled by default and is only used when printing documents as a default setting.

OnSong 2024 — Last Updated on September 23, 2014