The thread “Fermatas in Cues” prompted me to wonder how the playback implementation of fermatas (if such is planned) will work. In Finale a fermata lengthens a note by a percent of its original value. The problem one encounters in Finale is that when one places a fermata on an eighth note and then places “courtesy” fermatas in other parts (perhaps holding a half note), Finale applies the fermata playback to the longer note, which may be unintended.
When one places a fermata on a note in Dorico, the program automatically places “courtesy” fermatas on all the remaining parts–a great time saver. But this leads me to ask if the Development Team has considered how this will affect the user’s control of playback. I’m sure the Team will come up with something amazing when this is finally implemented.