I purchased Dorico as soon as it was released. I was impressed and looked forward to exploring all that it to offer. I have kept it updated and am using Dorico Pro 3. However, I had a large book in progress when Dorico 1 was released and the 100-plus scores and examples in that were created in another program. That book is due out in a few weeks and I’m now working on typesetting some guitar music in Dorico.
I know that Daniel mentions in “Four simple guidelines to help us help you” to post a project and not a screen shot, but I’ve been trying to learn how to do something before I put it in the score and have a “scratch project” in which I’ve been experimenting. The screenshot is the closest I’ve come to what I want to do. (I’m also attaching a screen shot from the manuscript.)
I have searched the forum for discussions of similar problems but a lot of the discussions about tuplets have to do with entering them or changing the bracketing. This piece has an arpeggio section of 7:8 tuplets with the bass notes as a virtual second voice (not uncommon in guitar music). What I want to do is to split the beam for the lower voice at the start of each beat (it’s in 4/4), but can’t seem to do that. The options under “Beaming” (e.g., “Split secondary beam”) don’t do anything, even ensuring I had the note in the red voice selected before I changed the column index and merged the noteheads. I’ve tried this in both Write and Engrave modes.
I seem to have all the correct note values but am a little puzzled why there’s a “7” spanning two beats in the lower voice.
Here’s the same in the manuscript:
Getting this far has taken some time but has not been in vain because, well, I’ve gotten this far…
Can anyone point me to the (perhaps) simple thing I’ve missed?