Cut, Copy and Paste Objects



Cut, copy and paste is a common in many software programs. The idea is that you have a temporary storage area (the clipboard) that you can use to shuffle, reorder, copy and otherwise edit your document.


Here's how it works: you first copy elements into the clipboard. You then paste the elements from the clipboard into some location in your document. The cut command is just like copy, except it also removes the selection from the document. You can paste as many times as you want -- each time a copy of the clipboard contents is added to your music.



To Cut or Copy Elements


  • Be sure the current mode is Select Mode, then select the elements you want to cut/copy.
  • Select the main tab "Edit" Copy from the menu to copy the notes to the clipboard.


-OR-


Hold down the Ctrl key and press the letter "C" from the keyboard.


You can choose Cut (Ctrl+X) instead if you want to remove the selection from the document.


Elements are copied into the clipboard. The contents of the clipboard are replaced whenever you copy/cut other elements.


To Paste Elements


  • Be sure the current mode is Select Mode.
  • Click the mouse above or below the measure where you want to paste the elements. This displays a blinking insert cursor and ruler:



Note: If you click the mouse inside the staff lines you will select the system instead of displaying the insert cursor.


  • Click the mouse on the beat of the ruler where you want the elements to be pasted.
  • Select the main tab "Edit" Paste from the menu to paste the objects from the clipboard into the measure.


-OR-


Hold down the Ctrl key and press the letter "V" from the keyboard.