As I was unable to convert my orchestral template created in D4.3 to D5 (as documented here), I recreated a brand new template in Dorico 5.
I also applied the “Silence” playback template to my old D4.3 score, opened it in D5 and saved it so it’s now a D5 Silent template, which we’ll call “OldSilentTemplate”.
Now my goal is to get the music notated in OldSilentTemplate into BrandNewTemplate. For this I’ve tried 3 approaches, and all failed:
- Opened both scores side by side, tried to copy-paste a few staves at a time → Dorico stalled and crashed. I thought this could be related to the slowness identifed with copy-pasting in D5 as documented here.
- Saved the playback template + endpoint configuration of BrandNewTemplate, went back to SilentOldTemplate, tried to “apply and close” the playback template → Dorico crashed. I created a diagnostic report at this point.
- Reoponed SilentOldTemplate, exported my precious flow, closed SilentOldTemplate. Opened BrandNewTemplate, imported said flow → Dorico crashed. I created a second diagnostic report.
I swear none of these templates were created in a luxury hotel built on an ancient Native cemetery.
For the moment I’ve resorted to use MusicXML to transfer the music from one to the other but it means 85% of the work I had done is lost. And Dorico 5 has features like custom dynamic curves which are a game-changer to me, so staying in D4.3 is a disappointing option.
@dspreadbury, may I send you these diagnostic reports?