While the Dorico team is in the planning stages of 2.0, I’d like to add my requests for the next update, and they’re big ones for my line of work. In the interest of being more digestible than, say, the 95 Theses on the door at Wittenburg, I’m doing this one post at a time.
Capo chords. I love D’s superpowers when it comes to chord symbols— by far the best thing going— and I need a way to add a capo layer just as easily. What I’d love to see is a per-instrument/player option in setup to add a capo layer, and then a text field in Properties to set the capo fret. This is a very important element of liturgical music, and adding them via text objects is really time-consuming and frustrating.
By the way: one major liturgical publisher had to create symbol libraries of every capo chord symbol in every key just to get it right in Finale. Oy vey. Add this feature and I bet these publishers will find themselves very, very interested in you.