Advice on dynamics handling

Hello all,

Sometimes I need to hide individual dynamics in condensed staves to reduce clutter. As they cannot be unlinked in Engrave mode (reasonable FR?) my choice is to visit Galley View to unlink the dynamics in question (takes eons of time), or just unlink all dynamics in the score before starting layout work. Or maybe I should from now on keep that checkbox in Note Input Options for automatic linking unchecked.

What are your thoughts on this?

It depends on how often you want to hide them I guess?

I find scaling them down to 1% works, or just dragging them off the page.

Does the scaling only affect the selected dynamic, or the linked ones as well?

Just tried it: no effect on linked dynamics

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Does the property for hiding immediate dynamics work in your situation?

It certainly does, but working from engrave mode I first have to go to write mode galley view to unlink. On my computer this is rather time consuming.

Can you share a picture or something of an example where you’ve got dynamics you need to hide to reduce clutter? It could be that reviewing the condensing result would allow the dynamics to be condensed as well, reducing the need to handle this manually.

Sure.


The clarinets (in the middle) needs on piano marking each in the parts, but in the score this would be sufficient:
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The staff spacing is rather tight, so I think omitting the p for Cl. II is good here.

Great!

Right, I see now. Perhaps switching the preference not to link dynamics and slurs by default for future work would be beneficial, as then only dynamics you actively want to link together are linked.

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