convert vocal music from open score to closed score

• Dec 15, 2021 - 16:06

I have many vocal scores, most are SATB on 4 open score staffs. I wish to convert them to closed score (SA on one staff, TB on the other. I cannot find (in Help) any way to do it.
Is it possible? Can you tell me how to do it?

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Select the contents of the top two staves, then Tools / Implode. Optionally imploe again to combine the two voices if you wish passages with the same rhythm to display as one voice (some editors do this on relatively simple hymn arrangements like this). Repeat for the bottom two staves. Then remove the unneeded staves.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Alas I am enough of a beginner that I can't "select the contents of the top two staves".

In the edit menu, select all selects all 4 staves. Select APPEARS to highlight the top staff G cleff, but does nothing else. Documentation might tell me how to do it, but I can't find it anywhere in the SELECT section.

In reply to by mfmccann

And the last things I need to do are these:
1. delete both the Alto and Bass staves (since implosion made them redundant - I've already deleted their notes) and
2. fix stem positions of the Bass and Alto parts where they should be down but remain up.

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