Apologies if I sounded dismissive. As someone who has worked with notation software since 1992 (typically for twenty hours plus each week in recent years), I’m very excited about Dorico and an admirer of the work and the planning that’s been done so far.
Not being able to put chord symbols in parentheses (something that often needs to be done in jazz) is a bit annoying because (1) I don’t believe it would have been that difficult a thing to implement (though primarily a classical musician, I did a lot of programming in the 90s), and (2) as I mentioned, it’s the second time it’s been neglected.
The workaround for adding a second line of chords (changing the data in order to alter the formatting) is the kind of thing I would always try to avoid.
Anyway, thanks for your help. I’m very much looking forward to 1.1 and putting Dorico through its paces.