Select notes only

• Feb 18, 2017 - 01:02

I have read the manual on selecting and copying/pasting, and tried several things, but I keep getting lyrics as well as notes. How do I select/copy/paste just notes?


In reply to by ozmusicman88

1. To copy/paste just the notes rather than selecting only note-head, make the selection and use the selector to un-check "Lyrics".

2. Lyrics are connected to notes, so if you filter out their attached voices, they won't select properly. If the selection is small, Ctrl+LeftMouseClick can be used quickly before a Ctrl+C . If the selection is larger, select a lyric and right-click -> Select -> All Similar Elements, or go one more layer by selecting More... and check "same subtype" to allow selection of all lyrics in a system [a complete line] or a voice

In reply to by keenyk

Not. The lyrics are linked with their notes, so by replacing them with new ones the old notes get removed, including all that is attached to them.

What you're looking for (and I believe currently is not supported) is a way to paste pitch information only for multiple notes at the same time.

In reply to by keenyk

So you're saying you have existing notes and lyrics in one section (we'll call them "Notes A" and "Lyrics A"), different existing notes and different existing lyrics ("Notes B" and "Lyrics B" in another section, and you want to replace just the notes in the first section would you have "Notes B" but with "Lyrics A"? If so, I think the way to do that is the other way around - copy "Lyrics A" and paste them only "Notes B". If you also want to have the section with "Notes B" and "Lyrics B", you could first copy that section to a temporary scratch area.

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