Duplicate Measures (including bar lines, repeats, text, etc)

• Apr 19, 2018 - 23:24

Hello, sorry if this has been answered somewhere, but I've searched high and low and can't get the Duplicate function to work.
I'm on a Mac, MuseScore 2.2.1, and have been trying to duplicate a passage (including all markings, text, repeats, etc). The handbooks says "Hold down Ctrl+Shift (Mac: Cmd+Shift), click on the element and drag it anywhere in the score." I've been doing that, but it doesn't work. I also don't see a "Duplicate" command anywhere in the menu.
What am I doing wrong?
Is "Duplicate" something I have to enable first?


Indeed, the "duplicate" function is a pretty obscure special-purpose function; it isn't what you want. You are looking for ordinary copy and paste, which works the same way as most other programs: select an element, group of elements, or region, then Ctrl+C to copy, then click the desintation location, Ctrl+V to paste.

In reply to by dmoderbacher

No, but it's been requested. Hopefully system items (like System text, repeats and key signatures) will be able to be copied. Instrument or note specific things like staff text and chords can be copied already using standard copy and paste techniques.

In reply to by mike320

Apparently (but not for developers) this very much needed feature is still not implemented after almost two years. Sure, developers don't feel the pain in the neck, when you try to combine several big parts into one with lots of time signature changes and lots of repeats. The simple act of copy and paste turns into hours of painful waste of precious time.

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