Reorder the Parts' Tabs

• Nov 11, 2014 - 16:46

Maybe I'm missing it, but I can't figure out how to reorder the tabs of the parts in MuseScore 2.0. When I created parts on one of my compositions, I forgot the 2nd clarinet part. I went back to the parts dialogue and created it, but now its tab is on the far right after the low brass and percussion. I can't figure out for the life of me how to get it back to the left next to the 1st clarinet part. The only way I can see to do it is delete all of the parts under clarinet 1 in the parts dialogue and then recreate them, which is a major pain. It doesn't affect the score, but my OCD is having trouble dealing with it.


In reply to by Shoichi

I guess you can do it that way, but in my case, I've already formatted all of the parts, so I would have to reformat most of them. (In your example you only have 4 parts, I have 15.) It seems like there ought to be a way to change the order in the parts dialogue similar to the way I can reorder the staves using the instrument dialogue. Admittedly, I don't a whit or a whistle about programming, but it doesn't seem like it would be hard to add?

In reply to by newsome

Most things about how the GUI works in MuseScore are controlled by a set of libraries called "Qt". Either Qt supports an easy method of doing this or not, but I don't know the answer. I too run into this occassionally - same sort of reason - and it also bugs me. Mostly I live it. In one case, mostly just to see if I could, I saved my score as an MSCX file (uncompressed version of MSCZ, so it's actually just plain text) then loaded it into a text editor and used copy and paste to reorder the scores within the file. This did in fact work, but you have to be at least somewhat comfortable with editing XML files.

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