I have a verse all typed out in my score. I’d like to add a second verse. I click the first verse to get the popover, then hit the down arrow on my keyboard. Nothing happens. The popover is still open, and if I start typing I’m just editing the lyrics in verse 1. I can’t figure out how to get it to create verse 2.
Oddly enough I can use the 3-dot menu to move the current first verse to another line - if I move it to line 2, for example, the popover shows a “2” instead of a “1”, but hitting the up arrow doesn’t take me to line “1” and hitting the down arrow doesn’t take me to line “3” - I’m just stuck on line “2”.
EDIT: Some more experimenting - if I add my second line to the bass clef and then use Option+N to move it up to the treble clef it replaces the lyric that was there. If I make the treble clef lyric line 2 and the bass clef lyric line 1 and move the bass clef lyric up the same thing happens.
EDIT 2: I just noticed that the up and down arrows are actually jumping the cursor to the beginning and end of the text box for the lyric. Maybe that’s a clue to what’s going on?
What brand of keyboard is it?
(After-market options often do not behave the same as OEM accessories.)
I don’t have a solution but with a quick search I found many people whose arrow keys stopped working after an iOS 15 update. One person said “Check your Settings > Accessibility > Keyboards to see if something there is determining you arrow key behavior”. I don’t have an external keyboard myself.
Can anyone else with an iPad keyboard reproduce this problem?
I just tried with two different bluetooth Keyboards (apple smart keyboard and Logitech K380) with the same result, up and/or down arrows won’t change the Lyrics line.
As a workaround one can write in the Lyric line 1 and change it in the properties panel or with the Lyric menu to Lyric line 2, 3 etc. after that one can edit this line. Select then the note where lyric line 1 should beggin, press shift L and write the lyrics.
I have the exact same issue. Is there a fix coming for this?
For the time being you need to input the lyric on the first line, then use the Lyric line property in the Properties panel to switch it to line 2 (or whichever desired line you want). We know this is a big impediment to writing multiple lines of lyrics in Dorico for iPad and we do plan to address it soon.