I’m looking to solve the following problem. I have orchestral scores (e.g. Ravel’s Boléro) that use condensing and hiding empty staffs intensively.
- When the orchestra plays with 10+ staves (example left), the bar numbers are shown on the top, on the bottom, and in the middle (e.g. above the drums). I used the Engrave options to do that. That’s fine.
- When there are very few instruments playing, (example right with four staffs), I get the bar numbers also three times (above, middle, bottom), which is aesthetically and functionally too much.
When I select in bars 8 to 14 (= the second system of the work) the bar numbers in the middle and at the bottom, and I hide them, all bar numbers in bars 8-14 disappear (including the top row).
Is there any means to:
- select a series of bar numbers (similar as the functionality of the Select More command, or Filter on bar numbers)?
- hide the middle and bottom row bar numbers selectively, while keeping the top row?
Any suggestions are welcome!