Ok, it’s working now! Thanks.
The first thing I tried was following the link you sent, then following the first link at the bottom, “Changing the bar number paragraph style used in layouts,” which didn’t have the relevant information. But if I’d followed the second link, “Paragraph Styles dialog,” (where you pointed me just now), I would have seen the area that made the difference.
A bit of meta that is maybe not worth anyone’s time: So far, I haven’t found much that I want to do that Dorico can’t do. I bought it exactly because it’s built from scratch after decades of outdated data structures’ limitation became evident in relation to actual practice.
And as a user, it may be reasonable for me to assume that there’s a good way to do everything, at this point. But it is really hard, as a user of any software, to know when you’re missing something, and the software does what it’s supposed to, vs. you’re in one of those situation’s that everyone’s run into wherein you have a beloved piece of software that you’ve used for years/decades and that you know inside and out and that you know has limitations that you’ve just learned to live with. I think Dorico aspires to transcend this situation, and maybe it will.
That being said (which is really most of it), for all of Dorico’s flexibility (and maybe largely because of it), all of it’s internally-consistent logic of organization is, I don’t think, always that intuitively accessible to the user. My confusion about the menus and manual here are sort of a case in point re: the terminology, the repetition of similar menus. Maybe all of that is inevitable due to Dorico’s comprehensiveness and flexibility, but it is confusing to have a bar numbers issues, find the bar numbers area of some sort of preferences, and then discover that there are maybe several other places wherein one is expected to address their issues with bar numbers. Maybe keeping that in mind will make me less pointlessly confident that I’ve exhausted my options, though.
And thanks again for your awesome, prompt help!