Consecutive playing techniques erased from 2.2

Sorry if this has already been discussed. It’s all I can do to manage to read all the posts, let alone remember everything that’s been happening the past five days. A cursory search returned nothing pertinent.

A collaborator sent me a bowed score. She’s using 2.2. I opened it and saved it in 3.0. It wasn’t until later that we realized a couple bowings had vanished.

It seems the time this happened was when consecutive upbows on the same staff were created en masse, by selecting multiple notes and adding an upbow to them all. I assume it’s because of the new property by which PT’s can have duration: the first upbow remains, and the ones immediately following it vanish.

Here’s the score, if needed (saved as 3.0):'s%20Song.dorico?dl=0. The missing upbows had been in the violins at measure 43. The first upbows are still there, but not the ones immediately following them.

I don’t know what the fix is, but I do know that this is documented:

(Version History, page 50)

edit: Yes, I can definitely produce this, opening a Dorico 2 project in Dorico 3, but only if the function was used that adds the same Playing Technique to multiple notes at once. I still don’t know what the fix is.

Hmm. Yep, that’s definitely it. Welp, ok. Hopefully it doesn’t happen often, but it will mean double-checking every score that gets updated.

Gimme a sec. I think I’m onto something.

Here goes:
On a file that originated in Dorico 2.2, you can Select All, Filter Playing Techniques, then type Shift+Alt+Right Arrow. The only Playing Techniques that will actually extend are the ones that weren’t previously showing their full length. You’ll have some fix-up to do (namely removing duplicates), but in your project, the only ones that were missing were in bar 43.
Note: do this before you add any further playing techniques to the project in Dorico 3. Any Dorico 3 Playing Techniques will also be extended by one note.

Thanks, that’s pretty slick. Though since consecutive upbows or downbows are pretty rare, I’ll probably just scan the old score first to make sure I catch them.

Watch out for repeated harmonics, stopped horn notes etc. too.
I figure it’s easier to correct when you can see too many Playing Techniques rather than not enough.

Note that from any Playing Technique (in an otherwise untouched Dorico 2.2 file) you can see whether it has length or not, and thus whether it’s short or not: multi-note PTs (including PTs that should be multinote but aren’t) have a Continuation toggle in the Properties panel. Single note PTs (ones that were applied individually) do not have a Continuation toggle in the Properties panel.