Allow making staff invisible staff in excerpt/part

• Jun 10, 2015 - 14:47
P1 - High
S5 - Suggestion

1. Create score with at least 2 instruments like Soprano and Tenor
2. Mark one of the staves (Tenor) invisible (like if needed for playback purposes only, here to have an 'unison' sound of Soprano and Tenor, an octave below)

Result: the invisible staff isn't shown

3. create an excerpt (AKA part) containing both instruments (of course in real world the score would have had instruments

Result: the invisible staff is shown


To me, that is possibly the expected result in some situations. Like if you have something you want to appear in a part but not the score - much as I usually say I don't that :-). Anyhow, I am not sure I would call this a bug as no matter which way we go, it's what you want sometimes, not other times. As long as it's possible to get the results you want, I don't think there is anything we need to do differently.

I'd be fine if the 'visible' property can get set differently for score and part, but it currently can not, so it is set invisible in either, yet still visible in the part. Setting it to visible (in part), makes it visible in score too.

Reported version 2.1

Still valid, and so long ago I had forgotten all about it and created a duplicate, #269515: invisible instrument is not invisible when included in a linked part

I guess it won't be possible to fix this for 2.2 in a way that would be backwards compatible for older 2.x releases, we either show that invisible staff in parts or we don't. OTH relying on the fact that an invisible staff becomes visible in a part seems an unrealistic expectation?

Status (old) active by design
Status active by design

This is by design and I believe it's the right thing to do. If you need a part with invisible staff, you can always extract the tab in mscz and hide the invisible staff.

A feature request to control visibility, staff type etc... of instruments in part could be OK, but low priority according to me but this is not a bug. I close it.

Title invisible staff becomes visible in excerpt Allow making staff invisible staff in excerpt/part
Severity S4 - Minor S5 - Suggestion
Status (old) by design active
Status by design active

I find it rather surprising that something invisible becomes visible in a part, with no option to make it invisible there.
Whatever, let's turn it into a minor feature request then...