Double dotted notes

I need to do some double-dotted notes. In the help menu in Dorico, I write any combination of double / dot / note, and get no answers.

How is this done?

Many thanks !!

Period/full stop (“.”) gives you a single dot. Add Alt to “.” and you’ll get two dots. Keep typing Alt+. and you’ll get more dots. There are Notation Options for how many dots to allow on notes in simple and compound meters, but these can be overridden locally by turning on Force Duration before applying the dots.

P.S. the help menu search within Dorico searches for items on menus within Dorico. Dots aren’t on a menu. If, however, you’d searched the manual for dotted notes you would have been directed to this page, which amply explains: https://steinberg.help/dorico_pro/v3/en/dorico/topics/write_mode/write_mode_rhythm_dots_inputting_t.html?hl=dotted%2Cnotes

Thanks very much !!