Help with Copy & Paste

• Jul 23, 2022 - 19:13

I am trying to rework a partially written score (treble clef melody with lyrics and two-staff piano accompaniment). There are several time signature changes in the current version and I want to see if it would work better in straight 4/4. I am using the untitled workspace for the new version and it contains only a single treble staff at this point. I click the first note of the melody, use the select all similar on the same staff option to select all the notes of the melody (they all turn blue), and choose one of the copy methods (menu or CTRL C). I then switch to the untitled workspace, click the first measure and choose one of the paste methods. Nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?

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In reply to by Hexad Tom

I think it is because the select-more method produces a list selection but the other method produces a range selection. As a list selection can consist of non-consecutive notes the result of copying and pasting is not well defined (what do you do with the gaps?) and therefore I guess the easy option is to disallow it. The list selection is more useful for modifying elements rather than for moving them.

Perhaps someone with more insight into the design philosophy can confirm.

In reply to by SteveBlower

This is exactly it. A "list" selection - a bunch of selected elements that may or may not be contiguous - generally can't be copied/pasted. After all, what would it mean to copy a selection of one note from measure 13, another from measure 27, and another from measure 101? In order to copy/paste, you need a range selection.

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