I’m new to Dorico and one of the things I’m slightly struggling with is how to work idiomatically with Dorico’s tendency to rewrite rhythms and beams. I appreciate the focus on trying to use consistent style rules, but sometimes it makes it tricky to get what is wanted.
One example is the following rhythm. Written in a 3/4 time signature it displays as I want:
However, if I switch to (or start with) an X time signature, Dorico insists on compressing the last tied notes:
How can I get Dorico to understand the note/beam groupings that I’m looking for when a time signature is not present? (In this case it would suffice for Dorico to understand that notes are still grouped by quarter.)
Obviously I could just write using hidden time signatures and make barlines invisible (although that seems to be non-trivial…), but I’d really like to understand how to use the no-time-signature option effectively and idiomatically. Can anyone advise?
Thanks and best wishes,