Hi Stan and Curtis
I strongly suspect the trap you are both falling into is that you have all
the material to the end of the track selected. Think of a word processor.
If you select a whole paragraph of text and press one key the entire
paragraph will be replaced with the letter you pressed.
Having pressed the left bracket to put the cursor at that position, press
the left arrow to ensure that nothing beyond that point is selected. Your
paste will then do what you want and push the subsequent material ahead of
the pasted material.
<audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Stan Bobbitt
Sent: Tuesday, 13 April 2021 1:38 PM
Subject: [audacity4blind] Re: Pasting not behaving as described in manual
Sorry, it might help if I describe exactly how I'm doing the pasting:
I have some audio copied to the clipboard. I hit left bracket at the point
in the track where I want the pasted audio to start. I stop the track and
hit control V to paste in the material.
Now all I have is the audio before the paste and the pasted audio.
Everything else is gone.
<mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > On Behalf Of Stan Bobbitt
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2021 11:30 PM
To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [audacity4blind] Pasting not behaving as described in manual
Hi clever people,
The manual says that when I paste a piece of audio at a point selection it
should push the existing audio rightwards. I'm not getting this at all. When
I paste, everything after the paste is gone.
For example, it shortened a 5 minute track down to 20 seconds when I pasted
a 10 second piece about 10 seconds into the track.
What am I doing wrong or missing?
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