Fretboard + Chord throughout score - can I delete just the fretboards keep the chords?

• Jan 7, 2021 - 21:19

I am using software that scans PDF's for piano music, and often it includes fretboard symbols, which in turn have a chord symbol above them. I would like to delete the fretboard and keep the chord element.

The chord element is anchored to the fretboard. I can cut the chord, select a note and paste it back, then delete the fretboard. But there are a LOT of them.

Is there any way to delete the fretboards and have the chord symbols reattach where the fretboard was attached? Sort of a delete-from-chain rather than delete-cascade.

I know I can also hide the fretboards, but that's kind of sloppy too. And something weird happens to the positioning of the chord symbol.

Thanks,

Linwood


Comments

Unfortunately, I don't think there is a way to do that right now. Probably it should work to select the chord symbols *eg, right-click one, Select / All Similar Elements), then Ctrl+C to copy, then delete the fret diagrams, then select the first relevant note or rest, then Ctrl+V to paste. But it doesn't work - the chord symbol copy/paste code doesn't seem to handle that case. I would suggest entering that into the Issue Tracker as, well, I'd call it a bug.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Well, frankly, I think a different sort of delete would be more definitive. I.e. if elements A -> B ->C (where the arrow indicates it is anchored there), and you delete B, two things would make sense -- one is that A go away (which it does), but the other is that A be re-anchored to C. But it is what it is, at least they are fairly quick to type in.

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