With the release of the latest update I decided it was time to start learning to work with Dorico. I decided to enter a few Christmas hymns as a first step. Working first with “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” everything went fine.
But entering “Joy To The World!” I ran into a problem that I don’t understand. Somehow entering the second voice (in the treble clef) the notes were gold color (instead of green) with the stems pointing up (instead of down), the same direction as voice one. This had not happened with “Emmanuel.” It took me a bit but I figured out that I could force the stems down using the Edit/Stems menu.
When I came back to continuing entry for voice two, the notes were the normal green color and pointing down. In the measure that shared notes from the initial entry and the later one, Dorico had entered gold and green rests, as if the two second voices were different voices. To me, that explained the different colors and stem directions. When I initially began entering notes for the second voice, I must have mistakenly entered them in a different voice (voice 3?, I don’t know).
The solution, I figured, must be to cut the initial entries and paste them into voice two. But when I did so, the notes did not change color to green. I’m a little confused as to what’s going on. Any help understanding this is appreciated.
I have attached a screen shot: