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I'm a brand new user of smart score and haven't been able to find a way to have the instrument names from the original score appear in the new score. It just has part numbers instead of names. How do I change that? Obviously, a score without part names is not very useful.



We see you found the solution as you noted below. To clarify, there are quite a few choices to display or not to display certain features by simply going to this sub-menu:
VIEW > Show
- Part names
- Chord symbols
- Error measures
- Active staff line
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The part names are taken care of in the System Manager. See Section 7.4 in the Using SmartScore X2 Manual PDF file.

The parts should be listed and you can click on the name (whatever it is now) and assign from the dropdown box the correct name.

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I did get the instrument names to show on 1 score that I'm working on. That must have been a fluke.
 I'm working on 11 scores for a musical. Can't get the part names to show now.
I open the system manager,enter the part names,make sure the boxes on the left are checked, check visibility, parts, apply,ok- and nothing happens. What am I missing?
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This is a long shot, but try taking a look at the list of Instrument Templates (Edit-Instrument Templates...). Perhaps the list has somehow gotten corrupted.

The names in the drop down control in the System Manager are originally from the Instrument Templates, so the two things are interrelated. If you literally "entered" i.e. "typed" a name in...?? I don't know. I think that will just overwrite the data in the copy local to that score.

It might also help to know which system was designated as the "Controlling System" in the System Manager when you made the changes (the choices are Active System and Super System).

Which SSX version and edition (Pro, Piano, Songbook, etc) and Operating System are you using? It's sometimes helpful to just have that in your forum "signature".

EDIT: I was outside digging while troubleshooting a sprinkler system problem and got a crazy feeling: I think I've misinterpreted what you've said. (This isn't the first time I've done that!!!) Is what said to us that the part names in the score you scanned had numbers, not instrument or section names? If so, that's kind of a whole different scenario than the one that I was envisioning when reading "original score" as "the first version of the ENF after recognition". Upon reflection, that interprettion almost seems ludicrous, but without a doubt that is how I interpreted the situation. If so, then the key IS most probably in ensuring that the SuperSystem was designated as the Controlling System in the System Manager with assignments of "Instrument Name" tags to the staves in the SuperSystem which is sort of the "collection of everything SSX knows about what's in that score". In this scenario, it may then be necessary to use the "Part Linking" dialog (Edit->Part Linking... or Ctl+L) to associate the new "parts" with the staves in the ENF systems. If all of the parts are visible and remain so for the entire score (no parts are "hidden" while they're not playing or "appear" when they first come in) you can use the "System+" option in the "Apply to" control as you work your way from the first to the last staff in the first system. If not, you will have to work your way down the score one system at at time (although even then it is often much quicker to use "System+" [this and all following systems] if the changes are not very frequent). There's pretty good writeups in the Using SmartScoreX PDF manual section about "Part-linking" concerning this.

Now its still possible that I've still misunderstood all that is going on, and maybe I've even complicated things with my doubts. But I do have quite a lot of experience with "optimized" scores where parts come and go as the piece progresses. That experience should have triggered some warning bell in my mind when you said there were eleven parts, but for some reason it didn't--until much later. Confession: my mind works like that.

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After much more poking around, I found the answer in edit-document preferences-systems- the default seems to be :don't show. Once I changed that to show part names, it was good to go. It seems odd for the default to be "don't show", when most people would want to see the part names on their score.
I appreciate all the helpful answers. I really do try to solve these issues myself before turning to the forum, but nothing I'd read in the manual worked.
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Hooray!!

It's great to have actually found a solution. I also did not realize, or even consider the possibility of a program setting causing your problem. An error in judgment of course: one should always consider the simplest solutions first.

Thanks too for sharing the result: it just might help out some other poor soul who falls prey to the issue.


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Well, I knew that, but more correctly, now that it has been pointed out, I again remember it being there! emoticon

I agree it would make more sense to have the names displayed as a default.

My thanks also for reporting to the forum the solution.

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Playing the Devil's Advocate with tongue firmly in cheek, RE: being the default, for the Pro Edition you're both absolutely correct, but for the majority of the other editions (well, maybe except Midi) it sort of makes sense. The sort of scores people would normally be dealing with probably wouldn't have part names on the staves to start with, so the selection of instrument templates might be a toss up anyway.

Plus, if I'm not mistaken (I should probably just go check, but in a bit of a hurry right this moment--rehearsal tonight) when one creates a "New Score" from the menu or toolbar I think SSX offers a choice of the "Type of Score" or something like that (obviously I don't do this very often!) which MAY also render showing the part names redundant or confusing.

It's hard to know what explains the choice, and I suspect we will never be given any hints about Musitek's motivation so we are left to ponder that. But, I will confess that I ALWAYS show them myself--but then, I'm almost never after SSX's printed score, and the older I get, the more reminders of what I've done, especially weeks or months later, are very important.

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To create a score from scratch, push the "New ENF" button in the Navigator palette. You will then be given a choice of several templates (as well a being able to create your own custom layout). These include Solo, Vocal + Piano, SA / TB all the way up to small orchestra. As we stated at the beginning of this thread, checking or unchecking VIEW > Show > Part Names will allow you to have part names visible or not. And of course, all part names are editiable in the System Manager.
Hope this clarifies questions posed within this thread.
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