Copying Lyrics

• Oct 17, 2015 - 00:59

I made my first attempt to copy lyrics from one staff to another. I use Ubuntu and MS 2.0.2.

After picking Lyrics in the selection filter I copied from Base2 (See Cantique1). I then chose the first free note and pasted (See Cantique2). The result was terrific.

What have I done wrong? From where came the slur? Why have the notes shifted places?

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In reply to by Shoichi


I see what you mean, but is there a bug? I can't understand why the notes where copied when I unchecked everything except "Lyrics". I now see it's the Base notes that is transformed to the Tenor clave, and therefore pushed forward because of the punctuation.
How can I copy just the lyrics?
Is it a way to unmark everything in the selection filter, and then just mark the lyrics (saving time)?

In reply to by Beemaster

When asking for help, it is always better to attach the specific score you are having problems with and precise step by step instructions to reproduce the problem.

I'm guessing it's not a bug, though. I'm guessing you tried using the Selection Filter, which works on range selections. You can deselect the individual voices 1-4, but this will also deselect lyrics in those voices.

If you wish to select lyrcis or anything else without notes, don't use the selection filter - right click a lyric, then see the Select submenu in the popup menu that appears. Lots of options, including selecting all lyrics, all lyrics on that system, on that system, all lyrics within the current range selection, etc.

Once you have selected the lyrics you want, you can copy and paste them.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thank you, Marc.

I attach the score .
I want to copy the lyrics from Bass2 and paste it in Tenor 2 from measure 21 to 31. I click on the first word and than Shift-click on the last word in the selection. Unfortunately the first word go back to black, and only the last word is selected. Because of that when I right click "all lyrics within the current range selection" is greyed and can't be chosen.
Is there an other way I can make a range selection?

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In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Sorry, but I don't get it. It might depend of my lousy English. It might also depend from a lack in the handbook.
When I right-click on the word and choose More... it opens a box (in Swedish) named Choose. That box I would like to have explained in the handbook. The upper half is Choose, and the lower is Arrangements. What shall I choose to copy the lyrics in measure 21 - 31 in Bass2, and what arrangement do I have to make?


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