Disappearing slurs and dynamics in condensing

I have a 4th horn part where the slurs and dynamics disappeared when condensed. It’s the only horn playing, so there’s no real ‘condensing.’ I had previously set the fourth horn as an up-stem voice in a condensing change. Changing it to a down-stem voice fixed the problem with the disappearing slurs and dynamics.

Just thought I’d mention it, in case others have the same problem.

When it comes to condensing, it’s most helpful if you’re able to share a project file that demonstrates the issue, as so many of the results are very context-specific and therefore can’t be imagined based solely on a text description. Thanks!

Sure, sorry I wasn’t able to cut it down more, due to time pressure. The problem shows up in the 4th horn at rehearsal 2. Changing the horn to a down-stem voice in the condensing change fixes it.
4th-horn.dorico (1.2 MB)

Thanks for sharing @sdb2 – yes, simply resetting your manual condensing for the horns at the start of that system works as well, although then your clefs don’t behave as nicely (because the first instrument on a condensed staff determines the clef, and the third horn here has a treble clef).

Hopefully one of my colleagues who knows more about what’s going on behind the scenes will be able to take a look at some point.

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Sure. Well, I’m happy with it as it looks now. I was sharing this in case anyone else had similar issues.

Thanks for taking the time to look at it.

Same issue here…very dangerous in my opinion. I don’t want to worry about disappearing slurs or dynamics when being in the layout phase…

This is actually turning into a huge issue for a project I’m working on now. I can’t get the slurs to appear and if I reset at the beginning of the stave it doesn’t do the condensing solution I need…

Without a (cut-down) Dorico project file demonstrating the problem, there is not a lot we can do to help.

If I condense 2 instruments (manual condensing, both voices up-stem) and only the 2nd instrument is playing, then the articulation and dynamic symbols of the second instrument disappear. I send photo’s: 1. Write: galley view; 2. Engrave, 3. Engrave, but I changed both instruments; 4. My condensing changes.
I assume that the settings of condensing changes are not okay. Or it is a bug?
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Hereby a cut down:
Condensing-Problem.dorico (1.0 MB)

Don’t assign both of the instruments to the same destination voice: if you assign Horn 2 to the down-stem voice, the notation will be clearer (because the two instruments will use opposite stem directions) and as a bonus the slur and playing techniques will also appear for Horn 2.

Thank you Daniel for your answer! And sorry for my late reply! I agree that often it’s a beter solution to assign the second instrument to a downstem voice. But in a composition for full orchestra or in a pocket score I often prefer to use the same destination voice because then I can save a lot of space. A solution to the problem would therefore be quite helpful for me.