When moving one voice of notes from a stave containing notes for two voices, - into a stave intended for one voice only, I notice that Dorico preserves the ‘designation’ of that voice after pasting. - Thus stems for that voice can remain all up or all down, and/or any rests from the other voice (accidentally copied?) are pasted in as well. Sometimes those other-voice rests paste themselves in anyway.
Is there a way to tell Dorico that the cut voice should be pasted to present itself as a single-voice line on its new stave? Without this I find I sometimes have to give up and start entering the notes all over again, so that no two-voice interpretation is inferred.
Thanks again Lillie for your patient care. This technique works perfectly.
…Select the notes of one voice, ensure no parts of the other voice line are selected (rests, notes, dynamics etc.) then type Alt-M to move that voice alone into the lower stave.
The only tricky thing is clicking to select and deselect what does and does not need to be moved into the adjacent stave.
For convenience it’s simple, if necessary, in the Instruments’ Setup panel, to drag the receiving staves (for two voices to be separated) to one directly above, and one directly below the donor stave. In this way, Alt-N (Mac) can be used to move the upper voice to the upper receiving stave and Alt-M to move the lower voice to the lower receiving stave. After voice transfer the receiving staves can be dragged back into place.
Just as Dorico can select notes between a first and last note when Shift-clicking, it would be great if Dorico could recognise and respect when two voices occupy one stave, for voice notes selection. At present, a Shift-click action does not distinguish between the voices in the way Dorico does when the voices are on separate staves.
NB Rests need to be selected also, otherwise Dorico does not always paste these. I’ve experienced notes being moved to the correct position, but without rests in between. If rests seem to go missing, check in Properties panel if ‘Ends voice’ applies to a note preceded or followed by missing rests .