I’m on Dorico 1.2, so maybe this has changed with D2
Working with a full score layout. I have a hymn scored with two trumpets and organ; lyrics are interlined between the two organ staves (joined together with barlines, as they can’t be removed). I had the Layout options to hide all empty staves after the first system. I adjusted the offset of several [many] lyric syllables to avoid collision with the barlines. All is good.
I went back into Layout options to show All Instruments at all times, as I wanted to makes some changes to the trumpet parts. ALL of the lyric syllable offsets [X parameters] were cancelled out and returned to 0 (switched OFF). None of the changes I made “stuck.” I tried several times, and it seems to be consistent with any changes to the Layout/Vertical Spacing.
It would seem that the offsets applied to lyrics (and maybe other objects too?) should not be changed by showing or hiding empty staves. Or am I overlooking something? Any help at all is appreciated.