Sections with varying numbers of instruments

• Aug 20, 2015 - 19:59

I am composing a piece with multiple movements and to separate each movement I am using the 'section break' from the breaks and spacers pallet. The problem is, for example, in the first movement I have some instruments playing and in the second movement, not all of those instruments are included which leaves me with a blank stave for the whole movement.

What I would like to do is only have the instruments for that movement included on the score.

The attached photo is a better example. Basically, I would like to get rid of the last two staves because those instruments are not included in that movement. Is this possible?

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In reply to by boulton

Not sutre what you mean about it not working with section breaks - could you be more specifi? Perhaps you refer to the fact that the first system after a section break is consider a "first system", and hence if you also have the "Don't hide empty staves in first system" option checked, the empty staves won't be hidden there.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

This may also refer to the fact that only implicit and explicit system and page breaks as well as all frames influence 'hide empty staves', but not a section break.
Well, at least that was the case before 2.0.2, I believe, now a section break also is a system break, hence causes 'hide empty staves' to take effect.

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