Copy lyrics to clipboard

• Sep 21, 2019 - 05:09

I can't get Copy lyrics to clipboard to work in any way that seems to make sense.

The handbook says:

Copy lyrics to clipboard
This command, available in MuseScore 2.0.3 and above, copies all the lyrics of the score to the clipboard:

From the menu, select Edit→Tools→Copy Lyrics to Clipboard.

And I've seen several forum posts that assure us this works.

OK, I've got a choral score with lyrics in the first staff. I select Edit→Tools→Copy Lyrics to Clipboard.
Then I go to a blank Word document and hit paste. Nothing happens.

Hmm, maybe I have to select the lyrics. So I select the lyrics, perform the same operation, still nothing pastes into the word processor.

If the lyrics are indeed copied to the clipboard, it seems pretty useless, since they apparently can't be pasted from the clipboard.

What am I not getting? Does "clipboard" in MuseScore not mean the same thing as it does everywhere else in the galaxy?


Comments

In reply to by Shoichi

", I've got a choral score with lyrics in the first staff. I select Edit→Tools→Copy Lyrics to Clipboard.
Then I go to a blank Word document and hit paste. Nothing happens."

Workaround to avoid the mentioned issue:
1) Add a new staff (soprano eg) to your score
2) Copy paste the content of the first staff with lyrics in the new one
3) Tools -> Copy Lyrics to Clipboard
4) Paste in a word processor.

Or, as explained here in first comment of this thread (export in Xml format, etc. https://musescore.org/en/node/292822)

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