There are many aspects of NWC I love, but trying to enter more than one part to a stave is not one of them. I realize this CAN be done - clumsily - with layering, or even more clumsily by pretending it's a lot of chords. Is there really a fundamental technical reason why NWC could not cope with entering multiple lines on a single stave? Could a note not be tagged as belonging to one part rather than another? E.g. by temporary colour-coding?
....I realize this CAN be done - clumsily - with layering....
I don't consider layering clumsy. Giving each voice its own staff gives it maximum freedom to be notated properly. If each voice has its own staff, no voice is subordinate to any other. Layering is actually perfectly suited to polyphonic writing - the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. Perhaps you simply need to reconsider what you are trying to do with the score.
When the layers are collapsed, the redundant rests and superimposed clefs are simply unacceptable. I will have a go with the specialist tools mentioned ...
When the layers are collapsed, the redundant rests and superimposed clefs are simply unacceptable.
One additional item to consider when layering is the Boundary Change command, specifically the "Start a collapsible section" and "Cancel/forbid collapse" options. This can be used as an alternative to marking rests/clefs as hidden, so that they won't show through the layers.
(Is there a "delete" function to handle stupid mistakes like this?)
a couple of well-known Bach examples are attached, which I simply do not think NWC can reproduce.
Think again. The first example is attached. The second is well within the abilities of a dozen members here. I'll leave an example up to one of them
Cross-staff beaming is a pretty simple example.
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