Hello, I’m brand new to Audacity, pardon for a very basic question.
I have a selection highlighted in my audio file with the start and end times, but I can’t figure out how to copy it. When I try to copy, it says I must make a selection, but I have already selected the piece of audio I want. I can’t find an option to highlight selected audio.
The online manuals make it seem as thought I should be able to copy the selection since it is already selected.
Any help appreciated, thanks
Curious. Perhaps see if you can copy everything with Ctrl+A.
Do you wish to share a screen shot ?
Thanks for the reply! I am able to copy all.
I figured out a workaround by dragging the black cursors, but was trying to use the selection times in the lower panel to make my selection. Using the times made a gray shaded area that I could not figure out how to copy.
Is there a way to copy the selected audio using the Selection times in the lower toolbar? Dragging the black cursors worked but seemed potentially less precise?
You have a time range selected (in the Timeline), but no audio selected.
First, click in the waveform area with the “I-beam” cursor.
Then you can drag out a selection area, or use the controls in the Selection Toolbar.
See: Selecting Audio - Audacity Manual
Thanks, Bill! This helps!
I had a slightly different version of the same problem. Two different tracks with segments. I drag-selected a portion of the bottom track.
No power on earth would let me File > Export > Export Selected Audio. I always got more work in my exported file than I selected. I nearly sent the file out, but thought I’d check it oooone more time.
I forced it to work by actually editing the work down to the portion I wanted.
How is that even possible?
I can’t reproduce that problem with Audacity 3.3.3. I replicated your project with a solo’d track with two clips, part of the second clip was selected. “Export Selected” exported exactly the audio I had selected.
It is 3.3.3. OK, so I’m doing something wrong. Time to clean everything out and start over.
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