I did a search for this, couldn't see if the question has been raised already.
The basis/requirement behind this is the situation that there are times when a song may need to be edited (verses omitted, added, lyrics changed) only (one time) for a specific service.
Scenario: song has four verses, but for one service the music leader decides (before the service) while making the service file that s/he wants to not sing verse four. They can:
- Edit the song database directly — but we (I) don't allow them to do that because we have a master song database which is synced to all persons using our in-house Git server. We don't let everyone edit the song database.
- Edit the song by right-clicking the song in the service (*.osz) file and choosing 'Edit Item' — I have tested this myself and I note however that this results in the song being edited (again) directly in the song database. I did see though that if this done and the *.osz service file saved; then the song in the song database changed back; then the saved *.osz file loaded — that the song in the database and the song in the service file are different. Given that everything is saved in the *.osz file (it is just a special sort of ZIP file) which is fully contained and portable, then this is expected behaviour.
- Tell the projector operator to skip over verses — this obviously is not the ideal.
So — the question is, is this behaviour as designed and if so can it be changed such that choosing a song item and editing it from the service file list results in the change being made to the song in the service file not the song as it is in the song database.
We also have situations where, on the day, the music leader wants changes. If the change means adding/removing a whole song then that obviously is no problem, it comes down to again if a song has to be edited (verses/choruses/lyrics) which, as I see it, cannot be done without changing the song in the database — it's not possible to edit the song in the service file.
If this is indeed a new requirement (and not me being unaware of how to do in current version — I am using 2.0.5) then I guess the query should go to the Development forum board.