Add ties when adding interval above range selection

• Apr 11, 2016 - 15:21
S5 - Suggestion

GIT commit: 3c7a69d

Steps to reproduce:

1) Create a new score and input the music in file "original music"
2) Select the music and add octave above (alt+8)

You should get the phrase in octaves including ties (like file "what you should get") but you get no ties on new notes like file "What you get".

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Of course. I have already know that. But what I am suggesting is to improve the software behavior. Imagine if there is a long phrase with many tied notes. To tie one by one after adding octaves (or any interval) is laborious and boring. The normal behavior should be automatically creating tied notes.

Title 2.0.3 does not create ties when adding octaves Add ties when adding interval above range selection

It's not just octaves, it's any interval. I agree that it doesn't make sense for the notes to be separated in the additional pitch if the root notes are tied when you start.

I totally agree with Isaac. It is very common in keyboard music or low strings to have long lines in octaves. In sake of time saving I like to write a single line and add the octaves by typing "alt+8". It's bad having to check for missing ties.

Hi all, any status update to this query? I'm experiencing the same issue 6 years later and would like to know if there's a way to ensure or force the ties duplicate with alt+8 command. Perhaps there could be an option to enable/disable this feature in a future version?

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I would say, it should just happen, no need for an option. Having chords where some notes are tied but others not is the exception, not the rule, and I think in those cases people can handle adding the notes - or removing the ties - manually. But the default behavior on selecting a passage that includes ties, then executing Alt+number to add an interval above, should be to add ties if the current top note has a tie.