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Pasting text into a text frame

Post by Dan S » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:15 pm

While I appreciate the context menus for adding tokens in text frames, I can't figure out how to paste text from a word doc into a text frame. I Pro2 there was a simple option to paste what was in the clipboard. Am I missing something?

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Re: Pasting text into a text frame

Post by fkretlow » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:29 pm

Does Ctrl+V not work?
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COPY AND PASTE TEXT

Post by Dan S » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:05 pm

Sorry if this is a double post. No option to copy from or paste to text in a text frame. Gone from Pro2.

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Post by fkretlow » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:09 pm

Dan, as I wrote in your earlier post, the standard keyboard shortcuts do work: Ctrl+C/X/V
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Re: COPY AND PASTE TEXT

Post by Dan S » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:36 am

OK. I feel like an idiot. I was trying to use the Edit copy / paste and those options didn't work. But ctl + commands work fine.

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Re: COPY AND PASTE TEXT

Post by Yuval Shrem » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:43 am

Actually, no, it does NOT work. When selecting a text frame, COPY is not an option, neither through the edit menu (it's grayed out), nor by keyboard (there's nothing to paste after attempting Ctrl+C on the text frame).

I've added text frames that are related to the music content, but when adding to the previous flow, the text frames remained on the original pages where they were added, instead of moving to the next page. So not only did they not move to the next page with the content they are referring to, but there isn't a functional way to move them to the correct page via Cut+Paste.

Am I missing something???

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Re: COPY AND PASTE TEXT

Post by dankreider » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:50 am

You can copy/paste the text within the text frame, but not the frame itself.
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Re: COPY AND PASTE TEXT

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:18 am

You can copy a selected frame from one page to another: see here.

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Re: COPY AND PASTE TEXT

Post by Derrek » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:02 pm

Yuval,

If one wants text to move with a note/measure of music, using SHIFT+X text (or SHIFT+ALT+X system text) is in most cases a better choice than a text frame, at least for short blocks of text.
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Re: COPY AND PASTE TEXT

Post by Yuval Shrem » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:43 pm

Daniel, Derrek,

Thank you both!
That's very helpful.

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Re: COPY AND PASTE TEXT

Post by Yuval Shrem » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:41 pm

Derrek wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Yuval,

If one wants text to move with a note/measure of music, using SHIFT+X text (or SHIFT+ALT+X system text) is in most cases a better choice than a text frame, at least for short blocks of text.
I now tried this method, but I'm not sure it's appropriate.
What I'm trying to do, is to add spoken portions of a song (ones that aren't sung, but are supposed to be spoken in specific times in the music).
I want those to show up underneath the music (similar to the lyrics), but when I use this method, I still haven't found a way to make the text appear where I need it to be. It seems like it is forced to appear above the full score, rather than being attached to the relevant part.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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Re: COPY AND PASTE TEXT

Post by Derrek » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:33 pm

The Properties panel at the bottom of the screen gives one the opportunity to put SHIFT+X text (when selected) below the staff, although it may not have the same baseline as the lyrics.
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Re: COPY AND PASTE TEXT

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:59 pm

You can flip a selected text item above or below the staff using Edit > Flip, shortcut F. Though it will not end up with the same baseline as lyrics by default, so you will still need to make some adjustments in Engrave mode with Alt+up/down arrow.

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