Add player and layout problem

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I have enjoyed trying Dorico out with a custom set of players (flutes and clarinets with various doublings). All has gone pretty well, and I can certainly see its potential as it develops, and I look forward to developing with it.
However, there are two specific things which have caused problems:
1. I had forgotten to add a second saxophone. When I did so (add solo player in Setup) it added at the bottom (below the bass clarinet). When I try to move it up (either by dragging or ctl-up) the program crashes.
2. When I tried to set up a new combination - in the correct order - now every time I add a new player it gets added to every layout, so all part layouts end up as full scores. I have tried removing the players laboriously but then the saved version won't load (causes 'Dorico has stopped working') I'm guessing I have pressed something in error.
Any thoughts?

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Dragging instruments in the Players panel should work pretty reliably. Certainly we haven't seen any crashes in this area. You might try moving the player with a keyboard shortcut instead: Alt+up arrow moves the selected player up in the Players panel in Setup mode.

The problem with your layouts getting all players and flows by default is indeed caused by a bug that quite a few people have unfortunately been bitten by, but which we have fixed for the 1.0.10 update. See this thread for a way around it for now.

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Thank you for your response, Daniel. I have tried the alt-up arrow with the same result on this specific file, but it (and dragging) works on other projects. One of those things, I guess.
I'll rootle around in the Dorico sub-directory, to see if I can cure my other problem.

Incidentally, I have just tried printing my first draft of this piece and it looks splendid. Thank you.

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Can you zip up the project that crashes when dragging players and attach it here? Another option that might get you where you need to go is to right-click the existing saxophone player and choose Duplicate Player, which will insert the new player directly below the existing one.

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Goodness, thanks for getting back to me, Daniel. Your suggestion to duplicate and edit a player worked excellently. I have copied the music over and deleted the wrongly-placed player, and it looks as I want it.
I hope I have attached a zipfile of the opening.
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Sorry to take so long to come back to this thread.

There's something funny about the groups you've managed to create in your project that I'm unable to reproduce in a new project. If you run into any further problems with this project, I would suggest deleting the various groups you currently have in the Players panel in Setup mode, then recreate them as necessary.

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