I’m editing a large wind band score. The composer had linking turned on in Preferences, and there are quite a number of issues with linking, resulting in duplicate dynamics and missing dynamics. In particular, I find “Remove from group” often results in dynamics either disappearing, or random multiplied dynamics suddenly appearing.
I can grant this is partly due to errors in the composer’s workflow for inputting dynamics, but it’s very unsettling to edit a large score. I’m always concerned that changes to linking/grouping may result in changes in other staves that are easily missed in the editing process.
For me, Duplicate to Staff Below (with a shortcut) has superseded the linking function, so I always turn it off in my own scores.
So this is a request, I guess, regarding the reliability of this behavior. But here’s my question: if I select all dynamics in the entire score and Unlink, is this a 100% safe function? That is, will all dynamics remain where they were input, and it’ll only remove the linking?