Problem when developing a single score using multiple files
When working on the development of a long score it can be desirable, maybe even necessary, to do it using multiple files. For example, different people can work on different parts of the score simultaneously.
Having noticed the "Album" feature of Musescore it looked like this may be an intended mode of operation. The first attempt seems to have worked fairly well with one exception (discovered so far). The trial score was separated at a point where a repeat would end the first file. The second file then begins, as with the first, with a pickup measure. Also, as I suppose should be expected, Musescore begins with a time signature on the first measure. This went unnoticed during entry of the music for the 2nd file. However, a time signature is NOT wanted at this point in the final score.
After completing the 2nd file (part) of the score it was recognized that the time signature needed to be deleted. However, deleting it has the affect of altering the actual measure duration, as set for a pickup measure, back to the normal duration of measures for that time signature. This results in adjustments being made to the entire file (2nd part of the score). This has the affect of undoing a great amount of the work (time and effort) that was spent on such things as adjusting the position of fingering annotations and related slurs.
In order for Musescore to be used in this manner it is necessary to be able to do something as simple as remove a time signature without revising the whole score. While I may have some culpability in causing this problem by failing to delete the time signature prior to doing all of the work it is NOT obvious, at least to me, why deleting a time signature should revise existing measure properties.
It seems like being able to develop a score using multiple files is quite an important capability which raises some questions, "is there a prescribed way to do what I want?, if not what about a work around?, if a bug what possibility exists for a fix?, if it just cannot be done, why?".