I’m aware of the several options windows, such as Layout options, Engraving options and Notation options. Even after months using Dorico, I still have difficulty understanding why some options are put in Engraving options and some others in Notation options. (I understand Layout options, so I leave that one out for this topic). I’ve got two questions about this:
It’s clear to me Notation options are settings which make changes on a per-flow basis and Engraving options on a project wide level. What I don’t understand is how to see a logical pattern in the decisions made by the Dorico designer. I’m sure there has to be some kind of logic, so I’m asking how to recognize it.
For instance, in Notation options as well as in Engraving options there’s a category called “Barlines”. In both windows there’s even an equally named subcategory “Barline Joins”. But in both windows I see options which look more or less randomly placed in one of the option windows.
My other question is about how to set some of the Engraving options on a per-flow basis (the other way around is easy: just select all flows in Notation options to apply changes project wide). Let’s say I have two flows. In the first one I’d like to have single barlines between staves, in the second one I would like have those drawn in staves. How could I accomplish this without using separate Dorico files?