I’m just getting a grip on working with many flows in one score. I first export an XML from Cubase into a new project, work on the notation there, and then export that as a flow, then import that flow into the complete score (with the flows as different movements). The problem is that I end up sometimes creating “new” instruments. I usually click “Merge with existing instruments” when possible, but a few times the imported flow had a changed instrument order, which didn’t happen when I didn’t choose this option (and which couldn’t be changed, as they were wrong on the notation, but in the correct order in the setup lists). Now the instrument names on staves have ridiculous numbering, like Bassoon 5, Flute 3, which makes no sense for the players.
And I have too many instruments in the players and layouts lists. The piece is for Woodwind quintet, so it’s always the same 5 players, sometimes less. Is there a way to reduce the players all to the original 5 instruments? Or if that doesn’t work, just take the numbers off the instruments names on the staves?