counting notes for pricing?

For years I have used “count item” functions & plugins in Finale and Sibelius to calculate a fair price for my customers. Is there anything like that in Dorico?

Not currently, no.

You can easily do this exporting your file to XML and opening it with a text editor such as Notepad++. Then search for the string “” and the text editor will give you the count of pitches. If you want to avoid the counting of tied notes, then you will have to search for “” and subtract this second quantity.
It’s quite simple.

I just tell them, “I use Dorico: if you have to ask, you can’t afford me.” :rofl: