System text placement?

In an orchestra score with hidden staves, I can specify that system text appears above certain staves or sections, but often a score will have only a few instruments on a system—say, flute 1 and then the string section. In that instance, it would be nice to show the system text only on the top staff. But when everyone is playing, the system text should appear at the top and above the strings.

Is it possible to do this? Selectively hide or show system text? I’ve looked around the forum and documentation, but I haven’t found anything.

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No, I’m afraid at the moment you can’t hide or remove an individual instance of a system-attached item like a text item or a tempo. This is something we would like to implement in future.

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I needed to do this with a tempo mark in a section of a part which was playing in free independent tempo while the rest of the orchestra were subject to the marking. So I just swiped it beyond the edges of the page in Engrave mode. This seems to work so well that I’m thinking maybe it carries some kind of snag with it, but it hasn’t come back to bite me yet.

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