I have been working on a piece and realized that things could be simplified if I’d included a pickup bar (4/4, 1). The piece already includes (edited) Chord text, accidentals, divisi, etc.
How can I move EVERYTHING leftwards to the pickup bar?
I’ve attached an image of the intro. I need the first note in the pickup bar and EVERYTHING else to be relocated relatively.
Thanks for any help.
I would suggest selecting the initial quarter rest at the start of the first bar, typing Shift+B to open the bars popover, then type -1q and hit Return. This will remove one quarter note’s worth of time from the start of the project. Then select the existing 4/4 time signature, type Shift+M for the meter popover, and type 4/4,1 and hit Return.
An alternative method, if you have Dorico 4, is to
- Activate Insert mode
- Set it to the Global Adjustment of Current Bar scope
- Select the rest(s) at the beginning that you don’t want to be there any more
- Press Delete (just the standard Backspace/Delete key)
Dorico removes the selected amount of time from the flow, and converts the first bar into a pick-up.
Thanks a bundle. That seems to have done the job. I kinda knew what was needed but I was just doing things in the wrong order it seems.