I am pleased that the option now exists to hide individual staves of a multiple staff part. However, either it doesn’t work completely or I’m missing something.
I have a part that goes back and forth between vibraphone and marimba. The marimba part is always single staff. I activated the “hide individual staves” option. It works most of the places – but does NOT work when the marimba enters.
I start with vibraphone. When I switch to marimba, in the first system with marimba, I get the “grand” staff for it, even though the bottom staff is not being used. In the next system, the bottom staff goes away. When I switch back to vibraphone, I get the marimba grand staff again, just prior to the switch.
Somehow, at least in my case with two instruments to this player, the hide empty staff for marimba is not properly and/or completely implemented. I hope this gets fixed in the next update??
The fix for hiding staves still does not take into consideration the practice, in many orchestral scores (for film work or classical work) where one wants to have some empty staves showing. The practice is to have facing pages with the same instrumentation. For example, if pages 4 and 5 have flute entering in the second measure of page 5, I would want an empty flute staff on page 4. I don’t think this is possible with the current set up.