Lyric copy/paste/delete and move

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  • pcamusic

    Yes - as a choral conductor and composer, this is huge.  I love Noteflight - but it is very unwieldy to have to retype in the lyrics for every single voice part.  

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  • Music Builds Community

    I actually just posted a comment where I mentioned that it would be cool to have a function so that chunks of what appears on the screen could be highlighted and cut and pasted to a word program for artistic purposes - like if you are putting together a music book. I am wondering if that kind of concept would maybe somehow work with this issue that you present. Being able to highlight and cut lines of lyric would be helpful...

    I am a songwriter too and I use Noteflight to document melody and lyric, and I totally get what you are talking about. When I have a song Idea I have to wait until it is pretty well formulated before I start to put it into Noteflight. It's kind of the finishing touch.

    Me love Noteflight!

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  • codified

    Yes I completely agree that the lyrics editing capability needs drastic improvement asap. I have been using NF for a couple months now exclusively for score composing, and just this week tried adding lyrics. I don't mind putting in some time to learn a new process, and the logic behind the syllable adding  makes sense. But the inability to edit any lyrics at more than a snail's pace is extraordinarily off-putting. After searching and finding that NF simply doesn't have any ability to edit lyrics en masse, I am now relegated to writing them on paper and then only once the lyrics are "perfected" will I take the time to enter then in NF. Once they are there it is a PAIN to move them around and modify them. 

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  • yodelingturtles

    Agreed, absolutely need this feature! As a choral conductor I transcribe our pieces into Noteflight so that the various voices can listen to their lines and learn their harmonies. It would be a HUGE help and save a lot of time if I could copy and paste lyrics rather than retyping them. They are singing in chorale style so the syllables and rhythms match already, just need to be able to copy the lyrics from one voice into another. 

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  • tcromwell

    I just tested this and, while you cannot copy the lyrics themselves, if you copy the notes the lyrics are attached to and paste them into a different part of the score, the lyrics come with them. Not ideal, but it works.

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