So, it’s rare that I have to fight with Dorico, but tonight, I seem to have run into a small handful of problems that I can’t quite figure out. I’ve checked the forum and I can’t seem to find the solutions there either. I suppose it stems from the fact that I’m using the divisi feature to do the whole 2-stave choir to 4-stave choir thing (and I know that really this is a job for the condense feature when it comes, but you know, engraver’s gotta do what engraver’s gotta do).
So… check the three attached pics for the current situation. All of the problems are in the page 3 pic. Here they are:
Is it possible to have the staff labels at the divisi only show on the first system? In the layout options, there seems to be only one checkbox dealing with this, and it seems to be all or nothing, but what I’m going for is to have it be consistent with page 1.
And of course, this next one I figured out just before posting. Nonetheless, I figure I may mention it in case anyone else runs into the issue or in case it’s a bug and it’s helpful to the team. Notice how the Alto and the Bass at the divisi are not filling the partial measure with a rest. I tried a number of things to get it to show, but it didn’t seem to want to. What ultimately worked was inputting a quarter note there and then overwriting it with an explicit rest. To be clear, simply attempting to place an explicit rest there did not work–only overwriting an already existing pitch with an explicit rest. Oh… and you may be wondering if I have “ends voice” checked on the previous downstem note, and I do. But if I don’t, then a rest appears as a lower voice in the top staff and the bottom staff is still blank.
This one’s not nearly as pressing, but there’s no way to manually override which measures get measure numbers, is there? I know you can globally change some things in the layout options, but it doesn’t seem to have what I want. I know it’s slightly unorthodox, but I want the measure number to usually appear at the beginning of the system, unless it’s a partial measure, in which case I want it to appear on the full measure after said partial measure (e.g. measure 36 is good, but I’d like 33 to get a bar number, not the end of 32–even if it’s not quite correct, it’d be a rehearsal time saver. Zero confusion so zero time wasted).
Now, my one thought that I haven’t tried yet, that I may end up going with if there isn’t a solution to #1 is to make page 3 its own flow (or at least duplicate page 3 as its own flow after the first page 3, so that I can keep those lovely little choral divisi arrows on page 2). But barring that, anyone got any ideas?