Easiest way to change the Meter of selected measures?
I've used several notation applications and haven't needed to ponder issues like "how to change the meter on a single measure or a range of measures."
Is there a way to limit the scope of a meter change when adding it via the Time Signature palette? Or does a Palette invoked meter change always impact "from here to end of score?" I expected that the current selection to govern the measure-scope of the meter change, but that is not the case. Initially I thought if there was no selection a click to the Meter palette item would only affect the active "clicked in" measure.
It appears that the Handbook doesn't comment on the scope of the impact, nor on limiting the scope. It merely says:
• Use any of the following methods [to add or replace a time signature]:
• Select a time signature, measure, note or rest, and click a time signature in a palette (double-click in versions prior to 3.4).
• Drag and drop a time signature from a palette onto a space in a measure, or onto an existing time signature.
Alternately I've tried Measure Properties, but that only affect the first measure in the selection, and it only changes the Actual but not the Nominal properties, so there's no visible meter change.
I know how to open the Time Signature Properties dialog, but that's only for editing existing meters.
What am I missing?