How to get rid of redundant numbers after instrument names

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How to get rid of redundant numbers after instrument names

Post by k_b » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:11 am

Hello,

how can I name my instruments the way I want them in the score (full instrument names)?
It seems, there are numbers added, even if I renamed properly. I can not get rid of them.

Viola solo
Violino I
Violino II
Viola
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Re: How to get rid of redundant numbers after instrument nam

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:18 am

Unfortunately there's a bug that prevents instruments whose names you've overridden from not showing numbers. This will be fixed in the 1.0.10 update.

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Re: How to get rid of redundant numbers after instrument nam

Post by k_b » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:38 am

Daniel at Steinberg wrote:...there's a bug that prevents instruments whose names you've overridden from not showing numbers...
Daniel, I tried to input a new Viola solo instrument/player. It does show as Viola 3 then. Should I start setting up the score „from scratch“? Somehow I managed to get rid of the „Corni in G in G“ changing it to „Corni in G“
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Re: How to get rid of redundant numbers after instrument nam

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:14 am

No, unfortunately you'll need to wait until we have fixed the problem to be able to coerce the staff labels into looking the way you want. The only way you'd be able to do it right now would be to use completely different instrument types for each instrument in your project, so that Dorico isn't tempted to try to number them together, but this is obviously far from ideal.

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Re: How to get rid of redundant numbers after instrument nam

Post by ViliRobert » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:33 am

Isn't a suitable workaround, for now, to use "Add Group" button (Setup mode, bottom left) and assign e.g. Violin 1 and Violin 2 players to different player groups?

That "separates" them from each other (still bracketed together etc.) and one can rename them Violino I and Violino II without the Arabic numerals appearing automatically.

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Re: How to get rid of redundant numbers after instrument nam

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:46 am

Yes, I guess that might be a good workaround for now, Vili, though it will require some repair once you open your project in 1.0.10.

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Re: How to get rid of redundant numbers after instrument nam

Post by ViliRobert » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:17 pm

Thank you for confirming this, Daniel. Just curious — will the "repair", once 1.0.10 is out, entail some more (more difficult) steps than simply deleting the player groups?

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Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:25 pm

No, it should be as simple as removing the groups, as you say.

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Re: How to get rid of redundant numbers after instrument nam

Post by k_b » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:58 pm

Actually I used this easy method to correct the instrument names ;-)

a) Export as music.xml
b) Open in Sibelius
c) Correct instrument names
d) Export as music.xml
e) Reimport to Dorico
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Re: How to get rid of redundant numbers after instrument nam

Post by lbuckley » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:54 pm

To add a little more info regarding what needs to be fixed, heres another example. This one, in addition to adding the unwanted Arabic numeral at the end of the name, also adds the words "in F" (they're horn parts).

I've corrected the name in both the Player and Layout listings (though you'll have to enlarge the attachment to be able to see that on the far left and right sides), but as we know by now, that didn't fix it.
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