three small things:
If the “Hide Empty Staves” choice is set to “Never” then theoretically you shouldn’t be able to select “Allow individual staves of multi-staff instruments to be hidden”, or select any players to be “excluded” below – since, after all, the setting is set to “Never”, and you can’t have exceptions to “Never” – unless —
As I’ve said on another thread, it’s sometimes useful to have a single stave of a multi-stave instrument appear in a full score, even if it’s resting, I’ve worked with conductors who prefer to have a page of rests rather than a score which jumps around wildly with stave count from page to page. In this case, I wish I could set “hide empty staves” to “Never” but also allow for multi-stave instruments to have individual staves appear. A good example would be if you have an orchestral score with marimba, piano, celesta and harp, all of whom are resting at odd intervals. Hiding one of their empty grand staves could save a lot of room.
It’d be handy to have a “select all” and “select none” button at the “Players excluded from Hide Empty Staves” dialogue. My rule now is to select all instruments except percussion, which takes quite a lot of individual player clicking in an orchestral template.
Thank you kindly!