Excuse me if this has been discussed elsewhere (if it is, I couldn’t find it).
I have made a piece with 6 movements, one flow for each movement.
To make the performance notes for the piece I have made three additional flows at the end (flows 7, 8 and 9) with the scored examples I need (for example, flow 7 is 2 bars which show the ranges of the 2 timpani I use).
I have then inserted the examples into performance notes as music frames.
My question is: how do I hide these three additional flows at the end so that they do not appear when I export the score and parts?
If you deleted the flows, the material they contained is gone. I always keep a working layout to which all flows remain connected, even though I never print it.
The key to not losing material is to deal with what shows and what doesn’t using layouts and Page Templates.
Normally one would select the flows to be shown in the MA frame chain. You would add your additional material in Layout Frames.
I am not sure what you mean by “real music” flows, or what you mean by ‘notation flows’ – I do not see a place to tick or untick items the MA frame chain.
This is what I can say:
I am in ENGRAVE, I open DEFAULT PART.
The FRAME CHAIN only lists MA which is highlighted.
I have the first 6 flows ticked under the FILTER BY FLOW drop down.
But still, just empty spaces where there should be music on each part.
Simply the intent behind the flows you’ve added to your project: some flows (the first 6) are the movements of music you want to notate. Some (7-9) are to produce performance notes at the front of the score/parts, but aren’t music to be played from start to finish.
If music isn’t appearing in your parts, make sure that those flows are assigned to the layout in Setup mode.
Or, just share the project here as Derrek suggests.
Setting the Playback Template (on a copy of your file) will make it slightly smaller. Beyond that, you might try either sending the “main” movement or just a couple of movements that best shows the inserts you want to place, or perhaps reducing each flow to just a couple of pages would suffice.
Again, try these changes out on a copy of your file to see what best demonstrates the challenges you are facing.
Oh dear, sorry to be so hopeless. I am trying to make a version to share that is no more than 4 MB so I can upload it. I removed 4 of the 6 movements, but it is still 5.5 MB. Derrek, can you explain what you mean by setting the Playback Template?
Scenes 31.05.23 FOR FORUM.dorico (1.9 MB)
Many thanks Jesele, that worked.
The attached score has just the first 2 movements.
Flows 1 and 2 are these movements, flows 3-5 are the examples I place in the performance instructions. This has fixed the score problem (flows 3-5 are no longer visible) but has created a new problem I can’t work out how to fix: it has made all the music in the parts disappear.
This forum is quite something. Thanks to all for help, Matthew
None of your part layouts have Flows 1-2 assigned to them in Setup mode.
I can’t help but notice you have local page overrides on every single page. I understand that this is the most immediate way of working on pages in Dorico, but this really isn’t going to be fun as a long-term workflow! Please take some time to familiarize yourself with how page templates work, e.g.
Thanks so much Lillie. I don’t know what I was doing wrong before, but that problem is now resolved. And thanks for the templates link. I think I just switched on the override in the last few hours as I desperately - and not with much understand of what I was doing - tried to resolve the issues. Thanks again.