I Hello everybody.
I have a general question.
I’m working with the the free Dorico Demo for about a week now, and I think its really pretty impressive.
I worked on another Notation-Software (Mister Spreadbury is pretty familiar with) for the last 19-20 years and I’m pretty fluent on it, but the are multiple reasons for me to change to Dorico.
My main issue that makes me still struggling about this decision is: Because I work mainly in musical theatre, I usually work with pretty Hugh scores (400+ pages).
On the platform I’m working on right now, this can become quite annoying, because things are getting really slow (yes, I know, I can split my score into four scores and connect them in the last step of working, but this sometimes is not a solution, because changes very often has to be made super late in the process).
I had very high hopes, that, because of the new concept of Projects and Flows, Dorico would be able to handle these things way smoother than my actual software.
Now I imported a xml file of one of my last shows, and the result is anything else then satisfying. The score is something around 300 pages and its nearly impossible to work with it because Dorico is getting SO slow. On my old platform I was at least able to do some layout work. On Dorico this nearly impossible.
So my question is: Can I blame the slow behavior of Dorico on the xml. import, or will I have to face this problems always, when I’m working with big scores on Dorico.
Ten years ago the sales-manager of my software told me “you have to deal with it”. I highly appreciated this statement back then and now I’m really curios what his answer would be for Dorico (especially because its the same person).
I really look forward to any answer and I’m curious how the experiences of other users regarding this topic are.
One last thing: Please excuse my poor English.
1 TB solid state