Boxed in: Do I really need to delete a perfected Part just to "add" tablature to it?
On numerous occasions I've found myself boxed in by the behavior described below and in the attached score.
The problem goes like this: I have a main score that includes Staff X and I've created a Part for Staff X. When I add a linked tablature staff to the main score's Staff X there's no option to commute (or show) that linked staff in the Part that's already been generated for Staff X.
The workaround is to delete the existing Part and create a new Part. But this is at the expense of deleting a perfected Part just to display linked tablature that essentially already belongs to the part—the linked tablature certainly belongs to the main score's part! And deleting a generated and edited Part easily results in a significant loss of work. (Granted, one could argue, "Always plan out your scores and add a tablature staves before generating and editing Parts,"... but let's please not go down that path in this discussion.)
The attached score started as a Solo Guitar. Here are steps to replicate:
Use File>Parts to generate the solo guitar part.
Add a linked tablature staff in the main score—unfortunately that significant notational addition does not appear in the part!
NOTE: In the Part view, if I attempt to add tablature, I encounter the Instrument configuration that shows the linked staff in effect. (I looked at the Instrument dialog precisely to see if it allows settings unique to the main score and the parts. Apparently not.)
Also noted: From within the Part view, the addition of another linked tablature staff results in an additional linked stave in the main score, but still no tablature in the Part.
My tentative conclusion is that:
Once a part is generated subsequent changes in the main score's linked tablature staff configurations fail to influence the Part.
Am I missing something?
Is this the designed and desirable behavior?
Ideally, on inception, there would be an option to initially commute the Part an linked tablature added to the part in the main score. Afterwards it would be exceptionally helpful if one could toggle the linked staff display on or off for the Part (as we can do for Instruments in the main score.)