How do I split an passage written in octaves into two staves.
If you have two instruments, you can select the passage, then—
Edit > Filter > Notes in Chords > Top… or Bottom…
Then you can cut & paste, or—
Edit > Paste Special > Move to Staff Above/Below
Hope this helps?
Hi Thiago, Thank you very much. Great help indeed.
Maybe you can also tell me how I remove the whole bar rests that stay because I split the octaves. Now I have a single line with bars rest for the second player;-)
Hmmm… if you enable View > Note and Rest Colors > Voice Colors, do all the notes and rests turn blue? (Or a single color)?
If not, you may have different voices, and if you unintentionally write into another voice you can end up with notes + bar rests.
Try: select passage in second player, then Edit > Voices > Change Voices > Upstem Voice 1
Aah… Yess!! There were two colors/voices. The solution you gave did the trick. Thank you very much. You are magic;-)
Have a great evening,
My pleasure, Jan — glad it worked out!
To remove unnecessary rests, you can also select them (in Write mode) and choose Edit>Remove Rests.
Thank you jgg, However this removes all the rest. Nevertheless a welcome new learning for me so thank you very much.
All the best,
I do not know the exact configuration you are dealing with when you use Remove Rests, but you may want to check this. I have found that if I Click/SHIFT+Click individually the rests I want to remove in a measure (or more) I can use Edit > Remove Rests to clear just the ones I want to. (Percussion excepted, of course.)