I’m currently a Sibelius 8.3 user working for Hal Leonard MGB (Europe). A few questions about Dorico, no problem if they can’t be answered as of today.
1. System Text placement
Sibelius has limited text placement options. In Finale you can choose to align i.e. a tempo marking with the start of a staff, the time signature, … Will this be possible in Dorico?
2. Expression text (dynamics) placement
I now use the Position Dynamics plugin in Sibelius to offset my dynamics to the left. Is it possible in Dorico to have a different dynamic placement than left - center - right of the notehead?
3. PDF export
Sibelius can’t handle the PDF X/1a format. Finale can. I saw in the Sibelius blog post that you’ve changed from CMYK to monochrome. Will this solve any of the problems with high end printers? Or do we still have to run the PDF’s through a distiller?
4. XML import
When importing XML files from Finale to Sibelius, some of the symbols are gone (i.e. glissandi lines) and there are always problems with tempo markings. Does Dorico handle XML import in a different way? I’ve read that there was a brief explanation on the MOLA conference, but I can’t find any detailed info.
Many thanks for the answers and keep up the (very good!) work. I can’t wait to use the program.