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Adding a temporary staff

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Hello all,

Second attempt at this request:

I am using finale 2010. In both an orchestral score as well as a piano score, I am in need of a temporary staff. which only has to last for a couple of bars. (In the orchestral score it is for a solo violin, whereas in the piano score it is to double the base line as to make my writing clearer).

I know how to add a staff yet, when doing so the staff is added throughout the entire score, which I do not need. I only need it for a couple of bars only, after which the score resumes its normal proportions (for the orchestral score without solo violin, for the piano score to only two staves.)

Any help on this would highly be appreciated.

Thank you very much in advance

WS

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I have never tried this. But this is what I would do

I think you have to add in in general, and hide it except for the places that you need it.

Alternatively you could use the ossia tool, and then alter the smaller looks of the ossia to make it look like a regular staff.

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I have never tried this. But this is what I would do

I think you have to add in in general, and hide it except for the places that you need it.

Alternatively you could use the ossia tool, and then alter the smaller looks of the ossia to make it look like a regular staff.

Hi,

Thanks for your advice.

I have tried both the options which you have given me. The Ossia-tool could function very well, yet there is no play back on it. So I have opted for the hide a staff, which functions - at least as far as the orchestral score is concerned - however.... it has negative element: as the stave is hidden in the rest of the score, the string section on the other pages stands further from the choir as would be normally the case. Yet it serves it purpose fine.

Thank you for your help

kind regards

WS

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Hi,

Thanks for your advice.

I have tried both the options which you have given me. The Ossia-tool could function very well, yet there is no play back on it. So I have opted for the hide a staff, which functions - at least as far as the orchestral score is concerned - however.... it has negative element: as the stave is hidden in the rest of the score, the string section on the other pages stands further from the choir as would be normally the case. Yet it serves it purpose fine.

Thank you for your help

kind regards

WS

Two options. I don't know how you "hid" the staff, did you use Optimise Staves? If not, this will do the trick for you. It is found under the Page Layout tool drop down menu. This auto-hides all the staves that don't contain notes on a per system basis.

If that's not what does it for you, here's what you do. Align the staves manually so that the proper amount of space is present between your string section and your choir. This will crunch that solo violin line together. So you go to where the solo violin part is, go to Page Layout tool, right-click the upper-left handle, select "Allow Individual Staff Spacing". Now for just this one system, if you change the spacing of the staves so the violin isn't crushed, it does not affect other systems.

Finale is extraordinarily powerful if you know how to use it.

Also, I'm confused. It's a solo violin part and you have it between the strings and choir? :huh: It should be above the first violin part and paired with it in a group.

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