The Spacer Command (http://ntworthy.com/nwc2/help/MNU_ADDSPACER.htm) and Boundary Change Command (http://ntworthy.com/nwc2/help/MNU_ADDSIZER.htm) introduced in NWC 2.5 (http://ntworthy.com/composer/history.htm) have these properties:
- the color is not seen in Print Preview (http://ntworthy.com/nwc2/help/MNU_PRINTPREVIEW.htm) or Viewer Mode (http://ntworthy.com/nwc2/help/MNU_VIEWER.htm)
- a visibility option that causes the object to be hidden, disables the object.
This allows for some interesting uses for these properties.
Various colors can be set to clarify the purpose of the object. I use Color:1 (red) for spacers with a zero width. This distinguishes them from the other small spacers. I use Color:3 (blue) for spacers that only matter in the editor.
If I am using the same width spacer to generally "spread out" a song, I assign it a color. This makes it easy to find with the Filtered Properties Command (http://ntworthy.com/nwc2/help/MNU_NTNFILTEREDPROP.htm) should I wish to change the overall spacing.
Boundary objects are often used to collapse staves when they contribute nothing to a score (French scoring) and to adjust the spacing between staves. When printing an individual part, they usually need to be disabled. By assigning a color to those Boundary objects, I can selectively disable them with the 'Global Modification (adp)', User Tool Command (http://ntworthy.com/nwc2/help/MNU_USERTOOLS.htm)
To disable the effect of red Boundary objects, run: Global Modification (adp)
To reset them to default visibility, run: Global Modification (adp)
Very interesting, Rick. I'm likely to find a use for this.