I’m trying to create some practice exercises for the oboe excerpt La Scala that will eventually be included in a word document.
Each exercises is a measure or two in length and should have its own line floating on the page, with the goal of them looking nice and neat. I’ve tried two versions which I’ll attach if I’m able.
V. 1- “La Scala Exercises”
Here, all of the exercises are entered into the same frame, and I used system breaks to separate them on the page. The issue here is that while the first exercise is in 4/4, the next is in 3/4. However, there is a cautionary time change at the end of the first system, that should not be there (as it isn’t related to the first exercise). The actual time change on the second system should suffice. I’ve tried clicking that time signature and hiding it in the bottom panel, but then it hides both time signatures.
V2. “Oboe Exercises Multiple Frames”
To fix this I had a brilliant idea! I remembered one of the things I saw on the YT videos that made me want to make the switch to Dorico. I’m a theory teacher and saw the ability to make worksheets entirely within Dorico by creating a frame of text, then a frame of music, repeating as necessary.
So here, I created multiple frames and went to work, but they’re linked and what I do in one does the same thing in the others! It felt like a real “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” kind of moment…or maybe trying to kill a hydra…
So-- is there a way to unlink the frames so that they can show independent music from one another? I thought that was the point of having multiple frames on a page, I can’t imagine why I would need multiple frames of the same thing. OR-- is there a way to actually hide the time signature change in the original?
Bonus points if anyone can tell me how to make measure numbers disappear entirely since they’re not needed in an exercise like this!