I have just published an update to the Dorico 1.2 docs. This is available from now as both a PDF and webhelp pages. Although this update does not include any documentation for Version 2 features (I am as excited to publish V2 documentation as you are to read it, I’m sure!), a lot of the new information should be useful for both Dorico 1.2 and 2 Pro users.
Big new sections include:
- Play mode - including an introduction to the user interface, piano roll and drum editors, and instrument tracks; expression and percussion maps; loading and whitelisting VST instruments; mixer; transport; notes in Play mode: inputting/deleting/moving/transposing, and played vs notated durations.
- Engrave mode - more information on page layouts, such as casting off, staff spacing, note spacing, and system/frame breaks; text tokens; editing text, including labelled diagrams of the dialogs that affect text: Paragraph Styles, Character Styles, Music Styles, Font Styles, and text editor options.
- Print mode - some more information on booklet printing and a full walkthrough of the printing process.
We are currently translating the largest section, the notation reference, and as we go through that process and continue to refine the docs, I’ll be publishing some more small updates. Hopefully the next significant docs update will be for Version 2, because I am very excited about it (as previously mentioned). In the meantime, if you are on Version 2 and haven’t yet come across Daniel’s release notes, there’s an awful lot of excellent information in there - you can find it here.
(Small note about dates: the latest PDF only shows the date of the most recent Dorico 1.2 release, and does not include the release date of the documentation. We are still working with our colleagues in the manuals team to get this included in future docs updates.)
((Small note from the author: thank you so much for your patience regarding documentation. I am working as hard as I can to get the docs up to date with the software - which is tricky, as my amazing colleagues won’t stop developing new features. Reading all your posts here and on the Facebook group always impresses me at the knowledge already built up in this community. I do take note now and then of helpful hints and questions that come up, and use those to help me focus on what Dorico users want to find out and how they ask about it/what terms they use. Please continue as you are, full of curiosity and passion!))