I would like to report an issue with exporting audio, where there are 2 flows and 2 Full Score Layouts (Setup mode, right side panel). I.e.flow 2 is duplicated from flow 1. Full Score Layout 1 contains only flow 1, and Full Score Layout 2 contains only flow 2. My purpose of doing this is to create some variations of the same music, i.e. flow 1 is original, flow 2 is modified with variations.
However, when I do an export to MP3 audio, only 1 flow has music in its MP3, the other flow has an empty MP3. I was puzzled, and after experimenting for a while, I found that Dorico uses the Layout as a guide in exporting audio. If Layout 1 (which has only flow 1) is listed at the top, then only flow 1 MP3 has music, flow 2 is empty MP3. Likewise, if Layout 2 is listed at the top, then only flow 2 MP3 has music, flow 1 MP3 is empty. This is not what I would expect from Dorico. It should just export both flows in MP3 without paying any respect to the Layout setting. The two Layouts that I use are as shown in the screen captures below:
I attach a sample Dorico file here for Dorico staff to verify what I’m reporting here.
Of course, after knowing this behaviour of Dorico’s, it is very easy for me to work around. To get both flows in MP3, I just need to set whichever Layout at the top of the list to include both flows, and then export to MP3. After that, restore my intended Layout setting (i.e. one Layout for 1 flow).
Flower Song xxx.dorico.zip (786 KB)