Okay, I’m at my wits’ end with this. I have a score [hymn style] which had lyrics with a second verse underneath the first verse. I decided to write out all the measures without repeats or anything for that second verse (and successive verses). I copy/pasted the section, then filtered lyrics for Line Two and pasted into the new section, filtered Lyrics of that section (which were considered as Line Two), right-clicked and selected the various options to make the lyrics Line One. Easy, right?
That immediately swapped the lyrics of the PREVIOUS section I had copied (Verse 1 became Verse 2). When I tried to filter Lyric Line Two of THAT section (to restore it to the original Lyrics Line One), well, everything when awry. It seems that copy/pasting Lyrics from previous sections, then trying to assign them to a certain line position (like Line One), they are still “connected” to the previous section, and changes that as well.
The only thing I could do was to delete the lyrics tagged as Line Two and retype everything. Is it not possible to filter [lower] verses and paste them into other sections as Lyrics Line One? I even tried selecting ALL lyrics and defining them as Line One, but to no avail.
What’s really crazy is that if I selected a passage (let’s say Stanza Two, where the lyrics are identified as Line Two) and make them Line One, the previous verse lyrics (which were Line One) now become Line Two, and are spaced accordingly. This happens in several subsequent passages with the same copy/paste actions. I am not able to select a second verse (lyrics Line Two) and paste it into another section as Lyrics Line One. Any filtering/selecting/changes affect the original selection as well. Is this the intended behavior?
This file probably started as a Photoscore scan XML imported into Dorico. I did all the typical import actions (reset appearance/layout/stems/beams, remove clefs, etc.), fixed the lyrics as needed in their appropriate line position (lyrics line one, lyrics line two, etc.). Is it not possible to reassign existing lyrics to different lyric line positions?