I am attempting to reproduce a certain score format where similar instruments are connected via brackets of design “none” (without the flares) while having oversize narrow time signatures that span the larger groupings. For instance, I would like for Piccolo, Flute 1 and Flute 2 to have a single thick vertical line bracket (design “none”), Oboes to have another thick vertical line bracket, Clarinets another, etc. However, when I do this, I get a large time signature for flutes, a large time signature for oboes, etc. They print too many times vertically - I only need to see them two or perhaps three times.
I don’t necessarily care if I get one large time signature for winds, one for brass and one for strings - I would be happy just having two groupings (ex. winds and strings). However, using the built-in bracket style for design “none” seems to force having a time signature for flutes, a time signature for oboes, etc., which starts to clutter the score.
I tried changing the large time signatures to “system object positions”, which places them where I want, but then they just print smaller above those locations instead of being vertically stretched and enlarged downwards.
Is there any way of accomplishing this at the moment?