Windows 10, Finale v26 (current)
I have a rather lengthy section for the piano in a trio that I wish to sound 8va.
Typically, I would use the Smart Expression 8va: click to enter the symbol and continue dragging for the duration of the 8va.
In this case, the notes all are hovering over the top line in treble clef, and continues for several bars and staves.
Is there a way to start the 8va and allow it to continue without using the line, but use something like a switch to turn it on and then off?
I could transpose the whole section up an octave, but multiple ledger lines and harder to read, and the notes will conflict with the staff above.
Using the dashed line for the 8va over several staves makes for clutter.