Dear Dorico team,
I know the number of feature requests you get is probably endless, but allow me to suggest one anyway…: I think it would be very helpful to have a kind of “conductor-stave” where you could put all the different symbols for the conductor (besides large time signatures, also signs for subdivision and arrows etc.) - especially for contemporary music with changing meters and other signs it could be really nice to have everything in one place with alignment options etc.
As it is now (and in all other notation software I think) all symbols are sort of “hanging in free air” at system object positions and needs to be adjusted/manually for every symbol. This is of course fine for less complicated scores, but when it becomes a little more complex, the conductor symbols can become a small puzzle (a part on it’s own), and a sudden high note in the first violins or a spacing change etc. might ruin it. If a conductor stave was invented, you would also have greater freedom of where to put these elements in a score and in which parts to include them (or not).
No matter if having a “conductor-stave” is the right way to go or not, I think more control over these objects would be a big improvement - if at all possible. At least it’s something I’ve personally been missing for years…