I just happen to want to learn DoricoPro, by using a ludicrous modern piece… and -of course- as the first thing of all - I dive in to trouble!
The composer has (hand) written a rather complex, free Kyrie-Theme, where I have minor problems in quickly making it look as he intended.
- Ok; I have to confess a major issue: I imported the file from Finale (XML), and wanted to finish it in Dorico, whilst learning the program… (silly to begin with such a difficult piece).
The phrase consists of mixed eights, dotted eights, quarters, dotted quarters in a “unorthodox” (sorry the pun), manner e.g. not according to any dividable rhythm. So the program goes havoc with tied notes… which is rather annoying.
I figured out the Force Duration, but… seriously: wouldn’t it be smart to somehow be able to define (selected) bars to be NON-gridded? No rhythm subdivision/auto beaming, whatsoever.
I think it is A LOT faster to, say, have (default) un-beamed notes (flags), and when having done the correct note-lenghts - just select the desired notes and say “beam”.
Bar (beat) Grid: OFF
–> maybe this is possible already, I just didn’t find it. (I also looked in Write-Options…)