Re: Was the Star Trek 4 Ent-A bridge a redress of the Excelsior bridge
Also, the Memory Alpha article says that only the section of the set seen in the film was given the white paint job and Okudagram control panels, but as you can see from this photo of Gene and Majel at the Science station, that is clearly not the case:
Maybe the set wasn't fully overhauled until after Star Trek IV wrapped, but clearly at some point before TNG went into production the entire set was given the Enterprise-A makeover, no doubt with the intention to continue using it in the films.
The source of this photo:
lists this as a pic from TMP, NOT TFF
"Sure she'll wait and hope and pray
For her love in Botany Bay
It's so lonely 'round the Fields of Athenry"