If I’ve got layout set to hide empty staffs and have a staff that doesn’t show up until late in the score it will label the staff with the short name. Is there any way to force it to use the long name on the initial appearance of the staff, and the short name from there on out?
As far as I tell from the manual and some experiments, you can set the first appearance of a staff to use the “long name” and all subsequent appearances the “short name”. (As you probably know, this is done from the Score Settings dialog on the Layout page.)
However, it seems that “first visible staff” does not necessarily equal “first staff”.
If you find out how to do this, please post the solution back here.