I am a new user of Dorico (and a former user of Sibelius). I should first say that I am extremely impressed by the ease of use, flexibility and amazing results of this software both in terms of engraving style and playback.
There is a particular issue however which I have not seen discussed anywhere. I would like to know whether it is possible in Dorico to add those conductor symbols that specify how bars are subdivided in groups of two and three beats. I am attaching a .png file to this message showing exactly which symbols I have in mind.
Welcome to the forum, Daniel, and welcome as a Dorico user. I hope you enjoy learning and using the program.
We originally intended to have a whole “Conductor & Analysis” panel in Write mode to include these conductor symbols, and things like the Second Viennese School Hauptstimme/Nebenstimme symbols, and potentially other things like Maler’s function symbols, Roman numerals, and so on, but as yet we’ve not returned to this idea, though it’s certainly something I would expect in the fullness of time.
For the time being, if you want these markings to appear in each part, then you should use Shift+Alt+X (system-attached) text. If, on the other hand, you only want them to appear in the score, then adding them as playing techniques via Engrave > Playing Techniques might be the easiest way to go about it.
That would be delightful. I know every collegiate student in America would be happy to have the option for doing analysis (or perhaps I should say, being able to mark harmonic analysis). I love the concept writ large though.
An added note, regarding the available symbols in Dorico: I don’t find a “beat 1”. It is just a vertical line, that I find in some scores. Maybe it can be simulated with another vertical symbol, but I’ve not been able to find it.
So far, the solution that works best for me is to add the symbols as system text (Alt-Shift-X) - like that I find that they align vertically at all defined system object positions (and you only have to input them once). The problem is that they will show up in all the parts where you (I) generally don’t want them. My solution to this was to create my own “Paragraph Style” where you can then set the font size for parts to “0”. Like that they show up in the score, but not in the parts.