Copying one stave and pasting to many

• Mar 26, 2018 - 10:28
S5 - Suggestion

When selecting one stave and pasting to many, the copied content should be pasted to all selected staves, rather than just the top.


Regression No
Workaround Yes

Note Tools / Explode does this already. Not sure I agree ordinary paste should do so as well, there is no guarantee that is what I want.

then don't select more than the start measure.

The way to use this would be:
Copy one (or 2 or 3) measure(s), select multiple measures (a multiple of the copy), paste

The thing is, selecting the full destination is an important part of the "swap with clipboard" workflow, so I'm not crazy about the idea of this same technique producing what would seem kind of randomly wrong when using plain paste. I'm not saying I'm totally opposed, but perhaps this could be part of a "paste special" command dialog or otherwise made non-default.

Eg: I have input a melody into bar 1 into the flute 1. I want to now copy this to the rest of the full 'symphony orchestra' template so all parts have this melody. 'Explode' is not doing this for me and am not sure of an efficient way, unless you can suggest? And I don't think it's unintuitive/unexpected behaviour for paste to do as I suggest in my original post (as I say, Sibelius does this) though I appreciate if it is technologically difficult to implement. Thanks for responding.

So it does! I was not selecting correctly, apologies. I guess I must concede it is my personal preference than expected behaviour regarding default paste behaviour but thanks for response and thanks for this brilliant software! Have mapped a keyboard shortcut to the explode command and that will work well for me.