Dorico 3.5 on MacOS 11.4
Issue with Condensing Feature.
(I did not find a solution searching the forum.)
I am working on re-engraving one of my scores to take advantage of the condensing feature. I’ve worked with it enough to have a good feel for how it works and how to manually change condensing options when I prefer a different grouping in a system. (For Example, Cl. 1, Cl. 2+3… or Cl. 1+2, Cl.3… or even Cl. 1, Cl. 2, Cl. 3, depending on musical context and complexity.)
I have entered a number of manual condensing changes to adjust grouping depending on current musical context. Here are some issues I’ve seen…
I noticed some random bars that had disappeared from my Tpt 1 part when condensed with Tpt 2. Since Tpt. 2 wasn’t playing anything that system, I entered a manual condensing change to have separate staves. The empty Tpt. 2 part hid itself, and the Tpt. 1 part with all the music remained. Problem solved, and was a better solution anyway. But then…
A similar thing happened with Trombone parts. Same problem, same solution.
Then, it happened in the Oboes in a different context. Previous system had separate Oboe staves due to different music & rhythms, but needed to condense them again for the next system. I entered a manual condensing change to reflect this (Ob. 1 stems up, Ob. 2 stems down in the same stave.) Then… the Oboe stave disappeared! The music still exists, because I can see it in galley view. But it is not on the score. I tried double clicking the System Break and forcing the Oboe stave to show, but that didn’t work. The ONLY way to make the Oboe parts visible is to NOT have a manual condensing change, and leave them as separate staves. But that defeats the whole purpose of re-ingraving the score into a condensed score.
Is this a known issue? Is there a solution?