I’m doing masses of cues at the moment in an opera score, and many of them start or finish partway through a bar rest.
Is there currently a way to make a selection beginning at an arbitrary point within a bar rest?
I’ve tried placing the caret at the right point, and then extending the selection with shift-arrow, but this doesn’t work, at least not for the purpose of inserting a cue.
I know you can select grid-based lengths of time using the system track, but it only appears to be possible to select the whole system using that technique, and although it’s possible to enter a cue into the uppermost staff of a system selection, cues don’t seem to extend into fractional bars selected this way unless there is an existing note or rest there.
I can obviously enter the cue from the beginning of the bar, and then adjust the starting point afterwards, but that process is painfully slow on my old machine with a 350-page score loaded, so being able to select and enter the cue in one shot at the right location would be a big time saver. Short of adding a temporary note just to make the selection I want, I haven’t been able to find a way around it.