Dorico 3.5 — square brackets in figured bass

I’m editing some mid-eighteenth century music and want to highlight editorial changes to the figured bass using square brackets. How do I do this please?

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At the moment, I’m afraid there is no support for bracketing for figured bass, but comprehensive support for brackets in figured bass is coming in the next major version of the software.

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io, per ora, mi aggiusto inserendo le parentesi come Text. Speriamo nella versione nuova di Dorico.
Schermata 2021-06-08 alle 11.02.22


Thank you!

Thank you Daniel. It’s an unfair question perhaps, but do you know when that might be please?

The Dorico team doesn’t announce features or release dates in advance. Search the forum for related terms - you’ll find plenty of explanations from Daniel on the topic.

I just wanted to say that I’m also anxiously waiting for this :slight_smile: Thank you in advance!

Thank you Lillie. I have tried searching as you suggest but can’t find anything useful. Perhaps you could send me a link to the relevant posts please? Thank you. Also, Daniel Spreadbury has in fact done exactly what you say the team does not do - he has announced in advance that square brackets in figured bass will become possible with the next major version of Dorico. Has he made a mistake? Surely not.

Hi Lozza18,
Read carefully what Lillie wrote :wink: She was focusing on your last question, the release date of Dorico 4. We’ll probably know it will be out a few days (less than a week) before its release. As always. The only difference is the time between releases. This one is the most awaited release in Dorico’s short life (4,5 y.o.) and we have been numerously told why this was going to take much more time than the previous ones.

Daniel is a very kind soul who is truly committed to the Dorico user base, so he’ll take opportunities to direct expectations; what I meant is that the exact contents (and scope) of new features is not confirmed or announced prior to release, and also that the date of releases is not confirmed prior to release.

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