Hello all, hope you’re well. I’m having a nagging issue, a peculiar discovery I just cannot find the reason behind.
I was working on the engraving of a full opera in Finale 2014.5 and I want to move it to Dorico. I exported the score as XML and opened it in Dorico. Now of course there are a number of little things here and there, but the first weird problem I notice is that no matter what I do I cannot hide empty staves on ALL systems. They are hidden after the first but I need the first hidden too (it’s an opera, lots of instruments and voices and I do NOT need them all listed on page 1 even if they could fit).
Naturally I went to Layout Options and set the Vertical Spacing/Hide empty staves to All systems. No effect on the first system. The staves are empty but won’t hide. I then tested this with a smaller score, a piano trio I had in Finale which opens with piano alone for a number of systems. I opened it in Finale and exported it as XML then opened that file in Dorico. The same thing happens, choosing to hide the empty staves in all systems will not hide the very clearly empty violin and cello staves in the short trio.
Is there something I’m missing, a deeper setting somewhere I’m unaware of? If I just start a piece in Dorico itself, I can hide the first system or not with no issue. This just seems to be an issue with XML. If there’s a logic to it I can’t glean it. Thanks!