Entering a line by double clicking has different results depending on number of staves in which notes are selected.
The manual says:
"To apply a line from a note to the end of that measure #
Use any of the following methods:
Click on a note, then double click a line.
- Create a score with two staves, 4/4 time signature Fill first bars with eight quavers
- Click on first note in top stave to select it.
- Double click on line (other than slur) in line pallet
Result: line is entered and extends to the end of the bar.
If after 2.
2a) Shift-click on first note in second stave
and then 3 as before
Result: depends on which line is double clicked:
Hairpin, Cresc, Dim - entered on both staves but extends only over first note.
Haripin with starting dynamic - entered on both staves but extends only over first note and has no starting dynamic.
Anything else - nothing entered in score
This seems somewhat inconsistent but it is not clear what the consistent behaviour ought to be. Should applying lines by double clicking be disallowed (as it seems to be for 8va, ped. etc. but not for hairpins and Cresc/Dim) if notes on more than one stave are selected; or should the lines be entered following the behaviour described in the manual when notes in more than one stave are selected? The latter would be nicer but I can believe that it would be more difficult to ensure that all potential cases are dealt with correctly.