You cannot copy and paste text into EoF for lyrics, you need to do some stuff first.
Before I explain please be assured that many people, including myself, have felt your frustration. It seems like it should be easy and straightforward, but the is some learning to do.
The reason you cannot just copy and paste words into EoF is because, although EoF wants a .txt file, EoF wants a special type of text file - one with timing information for the words. EoF needs to know at which point in time to place the word(s).
So, technically you are importing a text file, with .txt extension and everything, it's just that it's formatted in a certain way with lots of extra info, not just the straight words.
You can look on songster, but personally I just make them myself. AFTER SOME PRACTICE it should take not much longer than the length of the song to make them. Obviously there are other factors, like the quality/accuracy of the lyrics you choose to copy/paste from the internet, the complexity of the spoken words in any song (slow love songs are easier than Snoop Doggy Dogg rapping) and how many mistakes you are willing to let slide.
I will type out some instructions to get you started. Be aware though that once the words are into EoF you can manipulate them further. I choose not to do this, I sync the lyrics a few times until I get a quality of sync I am happy with. I am not that much of a perfectionist. Some people do take pride in their lyrical work, and get all syllables spot on. Not me
To get started you will need Ultrastar Creator. Go download and install it. Make sure it's "Creator" you get and not the normal Ultrastar. You will also need the guitar.ogg from your EoF project and the lyrics.
Before I start please note (not just for your sake but for anyone reading this) that this is the way I do it, it's not necessarily the way other people do it.
- Go to Google. Type "lyrics [artist] [songname]" and hit return
- AZ Lyrics is normally top, but there are a few sites to get lyrics from
- Copy the lyrics from the website and paste them into Notepad (all pcs have Notepad). Leave it handy, maybe snap it to one side of your screen
- Open Ultrastar Creator and start a new file, load up the guitar.ogg from your EoF project
- Unless you know the song inside out and know that the lyrics are good, do yourself a favour and play through the song once (just use USC to play it/pause it) and edit the lyrics as you go in Notepad - most internet lyrics are not 100% accurate, there could be repeated choruses, slightly different tenses ("they would" instead of "he would"). Like I said, it depends on how accurate you want to make it. This part could take 1 min, it could take 30 mins
- Copy your completed lyrics into the lyrics window of USC
- Start USC and tap the lyrics in to the timing of the music
- STOP/START AGAIN/REPEAT until you are happy. You basically need a clean run all the way through (unless you want to mess with editing later in EoF), and it can be quite nippy. Do not be frightened to stop and start again.
- Practice makes perfect, its a skill. The more songs you do the more you get fluent hitting that mouse button in time with the lyrics. Some songs are much easier than others.
- Once happy save the .text file (its auto, at the end of the song USC will ask you to save)
- Now in EoF use Lyric Import, and point to your USC created .txt file
If you open the USC .txt file with Notepad you will see all the extra timing information, and the penny will drop as to why EoF could not just paste in blank words. It needs to know where (when) to put them.
Some songs are harder than others. Don't get too hung up on it, mistakes are fine. Chances are no one will notice in game as they will be playing guitar charts.