Daniel at Steinberg wrote:I'm sorry to say that I have not. For a project I was working on myself recently I ended up having to work around Dorico's limitations in staff labeling by setting the instruments to have no names at all (by using the Edit Name dialog accessed from the instrument held by each player in the Players panel), and then resorted to putting in the required names using Shift+X text. This is obviously a very long way from ideal. In my case, I only needed to show the names at the start of each flow, because it was a work for choir and organ and it was not necessary to show the names on each system, so this wasn't too laborious, but it wouldn't have been much fun if I would have had to have done this at the start of every system.
We are hoping to make some progress on these kinds of issues before the next update, but at this stage I can't guarantee that we will manage it.
That's a very honest and fair response, Daniel. For now, my work around is just changing names directly before I need to print. Sure, the next time I open the score it's back to square one, but at least I can get the printout I need. Looking forward to seeing this addressed in the future.
Speaking of instrument names, do you think something like this (see attached image) will be possible in a further update?