- I have a project with 2 flows
- I want to print them separately (which Dorico doesn’t allow…yet)
- If I deactivate a flow or if I export a flow, I’m ending up with a leftover Master Page at the end of the work. I’m assuming this is something to do with the Master Page change that was there when both flows were active.
- This happens whether I delete the first or second flow.
- Currently, to print, I need to go through each part and remove the Master Page to make the Layouts suitable for printing.
A) Are there any steps I can take so that I can literally just export/deactivate a flow and click “print” - without having to go through and delete empty pages at the end of each part?
B) Can flows in a project automatically have a Master Page change at the beginning - without having to manually put a Master Page Change?
(N.B. I’d prefer to just deactivate a flow so that I can reactivate and edit later if needed)
You can have any number of layouts, so you could add two more layouts: one for each flow.
Additionally, what was your master page change – in case it’s something that could be solved by e.g. changing this layout option.
You beautiful woman!
This appears to do everything I need:
- Auto set flow beginning on new page
- Auto “First Page” at beginning of the new page in a flow
- Therefore, I can activate/deactivate flows as I see fit and I won’t need to override anything
(And, you helped a few topics ago about using @flowpage@ so I don’t need page number changes either)
Thanks so much for the speedy reply.
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Sorry Lillie, sorry everyone.
It was a bad choice of words. I should have considered that it might have been inappropriate - I certainly didn’t mean it to be. Please forgive me.
No worries at all. We all get excited about Dorico, that’s why we’re here!
I just assume that Steinberg is like Lake Wobegon…
"where all the women are strong,
all the men are good-looking,
and all the children are above average.”
Ok, last question about turning flows on/off.
It worked perfectly the other day but this was (coincidently) on layouts that didn’t have manual staff spacing changes.
It seems that if I turn a flow off with staff spacing changes, all the pages reset to default spacings.
Can I avoid this?.
Staff spacing changes are, as a general rule, locked to specific pages – so if the page number changes, the override is lost. So as much as possible, leave moving individual staves until you’re finished casting off (=sorting out what music appears in what system/page).
If you’re moving lots of staves, it could be that adjusting your per-layout vertical spacing settings will get you closer to what you want without manual intervention. See here or watch this video:
Thanks Lillie - I was expecting as much.
Do you think it would be a crazy hard feature to add to Engraving or Layout Options? i.e. freeze staff spacing to particular pages of a flow?
As far as I can tell, this would create the perfect workaround for users wishing to be able to export separate flows. I may have missed something, of course.
If it were simple I’d hazard a guess my colleagues would have made it so already I’m afraid
For situations where you know you want to export separate flows, having a layout for each flow is probably the best method for now. It gives you total control of the final output of that flow, independently of others.