Hiding lines in specific layouts

I am looking for a way to make a Line appear only on the part layouts and not in the full score layout.

Is this possible? Couldn’t find a way to either create a line only in the current layout or hide a line from a layout.


The usual workaround of scaling to 1% and colouring white seems to work - ensure the “Set local properties” toggle is set to “Locally” before you do this.

Thanks, that’s a good workaround. Hopefully lines will get a Hide property in the future.

Definitely something that’s needed. Custom lines tend to have some characteristics similar to technique items. Technique markings already have the option of hiding in specific layouts.
By the way, that’s another workaround: create a new technique with no symbol, set its continuation property as a line and voila, there you have your line with the option to hide it in specific layout.

I had always managed this one with turning the colour of lines white.
I have to hide a line with a hook but note that, even doing this and reducing the scale to 1%, I still get the hook showing.
This always worked OK with earlier versions of Dorico but not with Dorico 4.
It would be great to be able to hide the lines (as is possible with text and playing techniques).

Edit: I’ve just opened the file in 3.5 and reprinted the score - the lines have vanished as hoped for!

Andy, can you provide a simple example project that demonstrates the problem? I find that when I override the colour of a line, the whole line, including the hook, is correctly coloured.

I am using for the guitar a vertical line+ right-pointing hook as a barré.
If I just set the colour to white, then this shows up against the stave.
If I set opacity to 0% (which I was in the habit of doing in 3.5), this looks fine in Write mode, but in Print mode and printed output, the vertical shaft still shows.
The same applies if I set the colour to white.
Hide line test.dorico.zip (2.5 MB)

I have also tried setting custom scale to 1 - it looks fine in the Print mode but the pdf still has vertical lines - though the hooks have vanished.