I’m finding that when entering a note with a chromatic accidental and shift/alt or ctl/alt (force higher and force lower), the accidental is ignored. Possible bug.
Can you provide a bit more information so I can be sure I understand what you’re saying? I don’t like to tell people how to suck eggs, but in order for us to be able to look into a report of a possible problem, we need three key ingredients, with an optional fourth for seasoning: firstly, what steps you took; secondly, what you expected to happen; thirdly, what actually happened. The optional fourth ingredient is to also include an example so that we can reproduce the problems for ourselves. If you want us to look into a problem, it’s much easier for us to do so if you can try to provide all this information up-front. Thanks!
To guess what you might be referring to, if you have an existing note with an accidental and you type Shift+Alt+up arrow, the note will be transposed up by a single half-step (assuming you’re in 12-EDO of course), and its pitch will change: perhaps you’re wanting to respell it to an enharmonic equivalent? If so, try using Alt+= instead, which will respell the note using the note name above the current one (i.e. it’ll respell F# as Gb).
Dan, I think this might come down to what order you’re typing the commands.
“Accidental then Shift/Alt+notename” works for me.
“Shift+Alt+accidental+notename” does not work for me.
edit: https://steinberg.help/dorico/v2/en/dorico/topics/write_mode/write_mode_note_input_inputting_notes_t.html would indicate that this is expected order. The “Procedure” section states that the order of events is
3. Note Value.
4. Optionally add accidental.
5. Optionally add articulation. (steps 4 and 5 ARE reversible)
6. Input pitch. The Note about influencing register is here, between steps 6 and 7.
7. Esc or Return to stop note input.
Yes, that’s it. I was inputting in the wrong sequence. Thank you.