|Instruction manual - Pizzicato 3.6.2||EN385 - Revision of 2013/05/29|
Special paste function
Specifying the items to paste [Professional] [Notation] [Composition Pro]
By using the copy/paste function explained previously, Pizzicato systematically paste all the elements of a measure, except for the key signature and the time signature. It can be useful to be able to select the elements you want to paste. Pizzicato allows this through the special paste function.
- Open the Ex078.piz example. The first staff appears:
In this example, the colors of notes show the rhythmic voices. This is done via Options, Graphic options..., Use of colors, Voice color selection. Red is the first voice, blue the second... see also the lesson about rhythmic voices.
- Select the three measures and use the Edit, Copy menu. The three measures are now in the temporary memory of Pizzicato. Select 3 measures of the staff just below and select Edit, Special paste... (shortcut : CTRL + H or apple+H on Mac). The following dialog box appears:
- Within the lower frame, you can select the objects to paste in the target measure. Disable the symbols check box: we will only copy the notes, without the slurs and the nuance. The frame entitled Voices taken into account is used to select the voices to paste. Our measures contain two voices, we will only copy voice 1 (red). Disable voice 2 and click on OK. You get:
The first voice has been copied, without the symbols.
Merging staves [Professional] [Notation] [Composition Pro]
The special paste function can also be used to merge the content of several staves to only one staff.
- The lower part of the Ex078 example displays:
- We will merge staves 6, 7 and 8 into staff 9. Select these 3 staves (6,7,8). Then select the Edit, Copy menu. Select the target staff (9) and select the Edit, Special paste... menu. In the dialog box, select the Merge staves item. You get:
The three staves have been merged. The voices of the three staves have been placed in the form of multiple voices in the destination staff.
The "Keep voices apart" check box is used to keep the voices as they are in the original measures. If this check box is not checked, and if two or more voices to merge have the same rhythm, Pizzicato will assemble them into chords, as one rhythmic voice (and thus one stem).
- Let us notice that the original content of the destination measures are not taken into account and are thus deleted before the operation. Only the copied staves are merged. If you want to merge a staff into another, you must include the destination staff in the copied selection. For example, select staves 7 and 8 and copy them. Then apply the merge function to staff 8. You get:
Split voices [Professional] [Notation] [Composition Pro]
Pizzicato lets you also split the voices of a staff into several other staves, including the chords that are split into several voices.
- In the Ex078 example, select the first staff. Select the Edit, Copy menu. Then, select the empty staves 3, 4 and 5. Select the Edit, Special paste... menu. In the dialog box, select the Split voices item and validate. You get:
The 3 voices have been separated into three different staves. The symbols not attached to a note (here the mp) have been copied for each voice whereas the slur has been left on the voice on which it was attached.