Tip: Use chord mode to merge music when pasting


  1. Make a selection and choose Edit > Copy or press Ctrl/Cmd+C.
  2. Engage Chord mode by clicking the button in the toolbox or using the key command Q.
  3. Make a selection at the point where you would like to paste your copied music.
  4. Choose Edit > Paste or use the key command Ctrl/Cmd+V.
  5. The pasted music will not overwrite any existing music, but rather merge it into the same voice.
  6. There are also Paste special commands for pasting into new voices.

Tip: Use Insert mode when adding time signatures to avoid irregular bars


  1. This is a useful tip for when you are inputting a time signature in the middle of some music, at a point before an existing time signature.
  2. Before inputting the new time signature, enable Insert mode by clicking the button in the Notes toolbar or by using the key command I.
  3. Now when you input your time signature, Dorico will automatically insert time to ensure the last bar before the existing time signature is complete.
  4. Of course, Dorico allows incomplete bars, so if you don’t want to automatically pad out that final bar before the next time signature, do not engage Insert mode. Instead, let Dorico rewrite the music up to the time time signature and then, if required, add another time signature to match the number of beats.

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