How to hide empty staves?

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How to hide empty staves?

Post by th3ben » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:46 pm

Hello!

Can someone tell me how to hide empty Staves, for example when writing for choir?
And how about using something like Uservoice, so we can provide feature requests?
Btw. I cant wait to use Dorico as full replacement for my Sibelius :)

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Re: How to hide empty staves?

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:01 am

The options for hiding empty staves are on the Vertical Spacing page of Layout Options.

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Re: How to hide empty staves?

Post by th3ben » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:06 am

But this option does not hide empty staff if only the top or bottom staff of a two-staff System is empty.

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Re: How to hide empty staves?

Post by Liamk » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:55 am

I have the same question. I imported a piano piece using MusicXML and there is an extra empty staff above the normal two staves which I cannot figure out how to get rid of or hide. I think it is because I had an ossia bar in Sibelius which creates a hidden staff above the entire piece. I tried hiding empty staves on the vertical spacing page of layout options, but there was no effect.

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Re: How to hide empty staves?

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:36 am

Liamk, try deleting the very initial clef at the start of the empty staff, and that might cause it to be hidden as you would expect.

We don't currently allow only one of the staves of a keyboard instrument to be hidden, but although this is almost never done in orchestral music, it's obviously done in some other circumstances, so we should add an option to allow it.

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Re: How to hide empty staves?

Post by Liamk » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:36 am

I finally found a solution, which was to delete the unwanted third staff in Sibelius before exporting to MusicXML. I tried deleting the clef at the beginning of the empty staff, both before and after selecting Hide Empty Staves in Layout Options, to no effect. Both times, when I clicked on the clef in Write mode, the clef was highlighted, and then after I pressed delete, I could no longer highlight it, but it was still there and the staff was still shown for the entire piece.

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Re: How to hide empty staves?

Post by KaiStensgaard » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:18 pm

Is it now possible to hide the lower staff in a piano score, if nothing is written there? It can save me at lot of space when printing. Very easy to do in Sibelius.....

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Re: How to hide empty staves?

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:09 pm

Yes, you can switch on the ‘Allow individual staves of multi-staff instruments to be hidden’ option on the Vertical Spacing page of Layout Options.

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Re: How to hide empty staves?

Post by jasmusic » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:41 am

I haven't been able to hide the empty staves in the first system, despite all my efforts - any solutions to that?

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Re: How to hide empty staves?

Post by andgle » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:08 pm

Try deleting the first clefs
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