replase/overwrite versus insert

I am looking for the opportunity to overwrite a selected part in a track with new text from an undelaying trac without extending the timeline. Found only a workaround, deleting the selection and then copy paste. Think it should be possible just to select and overwrite?

Yes you can:

  1. Select the part that you want to copy
  2. “Ctrl + C” (copy)
  3. Select the part that you want to replace
  4. “Ctrl + V” (paste)

The only tricky part is ensuring that the part that you select in step 3 (above) is exactly the same length as the part that you selected in step 1.
The easiest solution to this is to not paste into the same track, but paste into a new track like this:

Tracks000.png
Note that the pasted clip is selected (highlighted). If it’s not selected, double click on it to select it.
Then:

  1. “Enter” (toggle track selection off)
  2. Up cursor (move focus to “original track”)
  3. “Enter” (toggle selection of original track on / selected)

The project should now look like this:

Tracks001.png
Then:
4. “Alt + Ctrl + K” (split delete: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/edit_menu_remove_special.html)

Tracks002.png
When you export, the tracks are mixed down into a single file.

Greate Thanks !!
Jostein