Dorico 5 Multiple Grace Note Pasting Issue

Hello dear Dorico team,
I hope you are all doing well there! :slight_smile:
I would like to report the following bug with copying and pasting multiple grace notes (everything is explained in the .gif below):

Multiple Grace Notes Pasting Bug

The project file is attached, too.
Dorico 5 - Multiple Grace Notes Pasting Bug.dorico (506.4 KB)

I hope it could fixed in the next update! :slight_smile:

Best regards,
Thurisaz :slight_smile:

It is not a bug. You misunderstand how selections are pasted. Dorico does not just overlay pastings. It needs to keep the separation between the two sets of grace notes you selected, so it needs to paste the intermediate rests.

Hi @Janus,
Thank you for your reply! :slight_smile:

It might not be a bug, but definitely itโ€™s not the behavior one expects to see.
When one is working with long oriental themes full of ornamentation he/she needs a way to copy and paste multiple grace notes avoiding the result Iโ€™m getting.

Best wishes

You can select one contiguous group of grace notes and alt-click them wherever you want, multiple times, then use lock duration to repitch them. I do this a lot when transcribing classical ornaments and itโ€™s quite painless.


If you engage chord input with Q before you paste your grace notes, then the implicit rests included in the selection wonโ€™t overwrite the material in the destination range.

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Hi Daniel,
Thank you very much for the reply! :slight_smile:

I have one more question related to this topic.
Why do we need this extra step in order to paste the multiple grace notes? The grace notes are always attached to a destination/main note after, or before them. I didnโ€™t even think about involving the โ€œQโ€ chord entry in order to paste them properly.

Best regards,
Thurisaz :slight_smile:

This is the standard way to paste material without overwriting the existing material in the affected range.