I’m working on an orchestral score that has some aleatoric notation (a repeated gesture followed by a solid black line indicating the repetition of the gesture for the duration of that line). I know that I can make the solid line using a thick hairpin with 0 aperture, and I can remove rests from the empty bars so that they don’t conflict with the solid line, so this works great on normal staves.
However, when I am dealing with a condensed staff, I can’t figure out a way to hide the rests in empty bars since Dorico doesn’t let you edit condensed staves. Has anyone figured out a workaround for this yet?
Also, as a second question, is there any better way to create a box around a gesture for aleatoric notation than just using a blank text frame that doesn’t move with the music?