Not all parameters preserved in templates?

Hi everybody, first of all: great update!

I was experimenting a bit with templates and noticed that scores created from a template don’t look exactly as the original file that I saved as template.
Checking in the Library Manager against the original file reveals a considerable amount of settings not being carried over. Is that an intentional behaviour? If yes, what’s the reasoning for not carrying over custom “House Styles”?

Thanks,
Robin

Can you be specific about exactly what settings aren’t being preserved?

Actually a lot of them don’t:

Even things where I would expect them to be bare bones of what a template should carry over:

I wouldn’t want my time signatures bigger or centered in the bracket if I made a specific decision in the original file.

Perhaps you could send me both the template file, Robin, and also the userlibrary.xml file from your user application data folder. I wonder whether perhaps it’s not picking up user library changes, or something like that.

Robin sent me his template and I took a look at it. I’d forgotten (it’s quite a few months since we added this feature) that we reset the options to factory defaults when starting a new project based on a user-defined template. At the time the rationale was that starting a project from a user-defined template should be as similar as possible to starting from one of the factory templates, but clearly in retrospect that was the wrong decision, and we’ll address it in the first maintenance update.

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FWIW, I think the use case of keeping many factory settings does have merit, for the styling and such. I use factory most of the time, knowing you folks know more about style than I do. So since you already have that capability and you released the feature with it that way, you might include a checkbox “Reset settings to Factory Default (just keep instrument layout)” or some such, and just add in new functionality to include all settings if unchecked (basically a file save).