I know it’s not the first time I’ve brought this up, but I would like to know if I’m in a minority.
First of all: I love Dorico with all my heart, I really do. It’s user-friendly, logical, and produces good-looking results with minimal effort. But I don’t really get why there is no dedicated expression text function, it’s such a common convention.
I know, there are workarounds. I can either:
- use dynamics and remove the intensity marking
- use the generic text function.
When I started out with Dorico I tried the second option, but since staff text doesn’t really work that well with staff and note spacing, I’ve more and more gone over to the first option. But I still think that a) turning the intensity marking off is a few clicks too many for such an integral part of notation, and b) expressions aren’t really dynamics, even if they can be. Therefor it seems like what it is: a workaround rather than a dedicated function.
I know, it’s not that big of a deal, but considering how Dorico is so neat in almost every other capacity it seems like an odd thing to leave out.
Am I the only one thinking this? Is this something that’s going to happen in the forseeable future?