Does anyone know of an easy way to use flow numbers as staff labels?
Frequently, with sets of pieces in one form (i.e., 24 Preludes for Piano) for a solo instrument, the piece’s number within the opus is used in the first system’s staff label position. I have used two methods to achieve this, but neither is ideal: 1) A text object applied to the first note of the first measure; aligning them consistently is always the challenge. 2) In shorter sets, I have used multiple players of the same instrument, labeled numerically, and assigned chronologically to each flow. This second option eliminates the alignment problems, but it seems too small a result for such a big workaround.
If a better approach exists, please fill me in. The use of tokens would be great, but I can’t think of a way to make it work currently. Maybe the team could add a check-box in the layout options that allows the staff labels to use flow numbers instead of instrument names or players. I realize this would not be a high-priority item, but it would help me a lot.
Thanks, everyone! -C