The new figured bass feature is wonderful. It’s enormously exciting to see such a niche feature so robustly implemented in software that’s only 4 years old, when the competition has been around more than 5 times that long and has nothing like that to offer. (“More worksheets, yay!”)
That being said, I think I’ve run into a limitation. I need ossia staves to print figures in my current project, and these figures sometimes need to be different than those in the prevailing bass line. I can’t make either of these things happen. I read that local figures are assignable on a per-instrument basis—therefore, as ossias are part of the current instrument, they don’t respond to local figures. But shouldn’t they be able to at least show the instrument’s figures? And I would appreciate the ability to define local figures for ossias—presumably somebody else out there also has that need?
Possibly the best solution in this case involves using Figurato on the ossia staves. My other idea is assigning another instrument to the layout, and hiding/showing staves as necessary—but that seems like it might be fraught with other issues.