How to create an additional staff to part in score

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How to create an additional staff to part in score

Post by fijimorgan » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:07 pm

I have a trombone part that I need to have play an alternate line the second time in a repeated section. Rather than writing a divisi part that would look messy, I need to only have four bars of a new staff under the original part. Is this possible?

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Re: How to create an additional staff to part in score

Post by miker » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:48 pm

You have to add the second staff through the whole piece, hiding it where you don’t want it.
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Re: How to create an additional staff to part in score

Post by motet » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:34 pm

After adding it with the Staff tool or Score Manager, you can immediately hide it everywhere by selecting it in the Staff tool--for the whole piece--and then using Hide Empty Staves on the Staff menu. You'll then see something that looks like this:
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Right click on the handle and choose Show to make it reappear where you want it.

If you only want the staff to appear on part of the system, you can then hide individual measures by applying the "Force Hide Staff (Cutaway)" staff style to just those measures.
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If you want the barlines connected as shown above, you have to add a group with the Staff tool comprised of your two staves.

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Re: How to create an additional staff to part in score

Post by Peter Thomsen » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:17 pm

By The Way:

The staff hiding only happens in Page View.

You can still see all staves in Scroll View.
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