New user, now what?
I downloaded MScore yesterday and tried it out. I'm putting together a book of songs written by a friend. It's very basic, just a voice line, lyrics and chords marked above the staff. I like the feature being able to play what you've written - it helps you hear the beat and phrasing and I don't care if the tone is just a crappy MIDI sound.
Problems: so far, I have not figured how to start a new staff. I tried hitting return at the end of the staff, I tried copying a staff line and pasting it below,. I tried appending a measure to the staff, and that got a new line started the first time I tried it. The second, third and fourth times, no luck, it just tacks a measure on the end of your staff line. Even when I specify the number of measures in a staff line it will add more anyway.
The other issue is that when I type in notes sometimes the program will stick in an 1/8 rest and I can't delete it. And then I get to the end of the measure and my quarter not gets split into a couple eighth notes and spills over into the next measure. And I go back and try to delete those extraneous rests, they won't delete.
I haven't been able to find much help in the .pdf manual on these issues. Is this a bug or a feature?