Just trying out Dorico for the first time and a big congratulations to the whole team. I’m probably going to take a while to get to grips with using it but the forum is answering lots of questions already and I look forward to updates to the software that already seem to be in hand.
I can’t find a way to search the forum for threads by topic so apologies if this has already been asked.
I frequently use custom key signatures for scordatura viola d’amore notation and this can only currently be done in Finale not Sibelius. In Finale it is very tricky and time consuming to understand. Drove me mad. Dorico has an excellent custom key signature tool. However, there seem to be rules (based on conventional key signatures I suspect) that limit options. In treble clef (and others) a sharp, for example, can only be placed on F in one octave not both ocraves and the lowest it can go is the A space. I can see the reasoning behind this but it limits what I can do as I sometimes need an F sharp on the top line and an F natural in the octave below as one example.
The other limitation is that I can’t seem to apply it to only one instrument but I think there is probably a way around that that I haven’t yet discovered. If this isn’t possible I’m sure there will be an update at some stage.
Is there going to be a “Create custom instrument” function in the future?