Half / Double note durations

Dear People,
I am trying to double the duration of my notes, but because there are a lot of different bar numbers, everything is completely in chaos after. Is there a possibility to also double the duration of all bars (e.g. a 3/4 Bar becomes a 6/4 bar)?

B

Welcome.

  1. Make sure Insert mode is switched on .
  2. Change you time signature (shift-m 6/4)
  3. Select all your notes.
  4. Write>Edit Duration>Double Note Duration

(Note this will not work if there are tuplets around)

Hi Janus,
thanks for the fast reply. Unfortunately it is a very long piece with changes of bar numbers everywhere - do I really need to extend ALL bar numbers (and all length of expression, e.g. trills, dynamics, slurs) manually?
B

Grid attached items (dynamics, text) will all have to be moved manually, but slurs and ornaments should adjust automatically. Tuplets really complicate things.

I would (probably) just bite the bullet: make a copy of your original file - engage insert mode - delete all time signatures - extend all durations - manually add back new time signatures… Dorico will happily keep track of all this!

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