Last week I finished my first (simple) score in Dorico and discovered for the first time really what Dorico was about. It’s really convinced me, after a year of stubborn hesitation from my side. There are a few things I don’t fully understand. Perhaps they’re mentioned before.
1 Deleting an empty page. There was a moment I had inserted an empty page in the middle of a score. Later I wanted to get rid of this empty page again. It took me a while to find out this was done by ‘remove page-override’. At least, did worked, perhaps there’s another way. Suppose you have inserted a 4 empty pages at the beginning of the score for titles, performance-notes, etc and later you want to get rid of the second page that is still empty. Now with ‘remove-page-override’ the page isn’t deleted but replaced by the first page of music (and that is not what you want). You can solve it by first moving this empty page right before the first page of music, but is feels a bit clumsy. What do I miss?
2 A tempo ma più mosso. I couldn’t find out how to enter this correctly, using the tempo options in the right panel, combined with adding text in the properties panel. The problem (this must be one of the very tiniest problems) I don’t know (on a Mac) how to enter the accented ù in the text field. Normally on a Mac you press the u a bit longer, choosing one of the option, but in the text-field this results in uuuuuuuu. (perhaps there’s some obvious mac-related solution unknown to me).
3 The last also tiny thing. It’s not a problem, I only don’t understand why. Suppose I have something like picture 1 and I want to change the first beat to a half note. It seems obvious that - by doing this - I want to over-write the second quarter. There’s only one voice involved. Dorico is doing something like picture 2. I discovered that this only happening with an active chords-button, but I don’t get the reason behind it.