I have written something for Flute, Clarinet and Piano trio, and now comes the time to make the parts. I read the manual - it says: "Parts and score are "linked", which means that any change to the content in one will affect the other, but changes to the layout will not." I understand the idea; I guess that "linked" (no real specific meaning) means that there is only one data representation of the "notes" (content), and that changing notes in either the score or the part affects both. But I think it would help if the manual was explicit about this.
But then I need to understand exactly what is "notes" and what is "layout". Is there a complete definition somewhere? (There must be some programmer notes, at least.) In particular, the following all seem to be a bit borderline:
- Cues in the instrument parts
- Enharmonic spellings (I'm showing the Bb clarinet in concert pitch on the piano score)
- 8va signs (apparently you are not supposed to use them for flutes
- Bits of text that should appear in one place but not the other
Grateful for suggestions. In the end I realise I may have to separate the parts, and then look after copying any minor changes.