Allow instrument changes when add/delete staff - Limitation

Hi, I’m trying to do an instrument change between a marimba (2-staff) and a bongo. But when I have a staff change in the marimba, the instrument change is broken and appears as if it is not working. Is there any way to fix this, or is it a bug?

Hmmm, you’re right. I hadn’t noticed that before, as I guess I had never tried it, but that definitely seems like a bug/limitation with instrument changes. Instead of removing a staff, you could just add a single staff Marimba instrument as well, and switch to that.

Dorico still doesn’t really draw the barlines correctly when switching numbers of staves, but that’s been a longstanding fix request.

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Ok… I will use that until the bug is fixed. Thank you

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This is not a bug, rather a limitation: Dorico does not support instrument changes for instruments for which you have added or removed extra staves.

Ok… Achieving that will be very useful or achieving a change in the number of lines on the staff :woozy_face: