I was just viewing Anthony Hughes’ videos on Setup Mode (kudos, AH!) and the session on custom layouts sparked a thought. In Anthony’s example, he created a vocal score within a choral/orchestral work by creating a new custom layout, then selecting all the relevant instruments (SATB/piano reduction) and all flows. This left the five pre-created part scores in the list, which is extraneous and could cause problems later. It also requires duplicating work the user has likely already done, i.e, restating flows for selected instruments.
What if a new item were added to the Action Bar in layouts: “Merge Selected Into Custom Score?” I envision a one-click maneuver which would add the instruments you’ve selected into a new custom score with all relevant flows included. Then, either automatically or with user permission via a prompt, Dorico would delete the now-unnecessary parts. Perhaps the resulting prompt would be the initial means of naming the new score, with a checkbox for the deletions.
Anyway, this would be a nice time-saver in the Setup process. Thoughts?