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Posted By : Mircea - 3/6/2015 10:27 AM
Using Finale 2014d and had this problem for a while but now got to find out if it's a bug or a setup problem:

For playback teaching purposes and printing, I want to have separate layers for S-A , T-B, but hide it whenever I have unison parts for printing. For that I use the already available staff style "Blank notation: layer 4" which I just changed to be for layer 2. But using this also hides the rests in layer 1. Has somebody had this problem. What would be a fix other than selecting only notes and hiding section by section instead of multiple measures?


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Post Edited (Mircea) : 3/6/2015 8:39:49 AM (GMT-6)


Posted By : Charles Lawrence - 3/6/2015 10:51 AM
Sounds like you need to turn off "Document Option -> Layers -> Consolidate rests across layers".


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Posted By : Zuill - 3/6/2015 10:56 AM
I think it has to do with the new feature to Consolidate Rests. Try turning that off.

Zuill

P.S.: I was checking things out when Charles posted. By the way, without unchecking that option, I find that while Layer 2 is selected, the rest disappears, but when Layer 1 is selected, it appears.

P.P.S.: Attached are 2 pictures showing what I mean.


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Post Edited (Zuill) : 3/6/2015 10:24:34 AM (GMT-6)


Posted By : Mircea - 3/6/2015 4:55 PM
Zuill said...
By the way, without unchecking that option, I find that while Layer 2 is selected, the rest disappears, but when Layer 1 is selected, it appears.


Thanks guys I guess I found the solution and a bug. I've never reported one before, hope I manage.

Selecting the hidden layer "shows" that the rests are hidden, by not showing any rests if of same value in different layers. Selecting visible (unhidden) layers shows the rests.

The bug/problem is that if I print with a "visible" layer selected I have the rests printed as well, but if I'm not careful and print while having selected a layer with hidden parts, the rests are "printed invisible" like the layer selected upon printing.


P.S. Upon some research I discovered something that might not be a bug but by design. If I select "show active layer only" and print then, it only prints the active layer shown, and nothing else.
Is there an ON/OFF switch to this?


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Posted By : Derrek - 3/6/2015 6:40 PM
Why would you print with "active layer only" chosen if you did not want to see just that layer? If you want to print everything, it seems logical to view everything. I don't think this is a bug, rather a convenience for a specific circumstance.


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Posted By : Mircea - 3/6/2015 7:18 PM
That's why I said that this might be by design.

Still when only hiding a layer some measures, I'm still looking at the entire score. It can happen that before printing in the final check I finding something wrong in that layer on a page where nothing is hidden, I go in the layer to correct.
If someone doesn't know about this (like my case until today) or forget to have hidden stuff somewhere else in the score and press print in that layer, he might find that a little too late.


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