Feature request: press and hold a key to preview

When I’m in Engrave mode, my score gets pretty cluttered with various overlays for spacing frames, and signposts. I often switch to Write mode (and switch off signposts) so I can feel like my work is staying grounded in the actual final output.

I think it would be really helpful to have an option to assign a key command that, when pressed and held, shows the score (in the same view window and same zoom) without anything extra: a “print preview” of sorts. It wouldn’t jump anywhere, just temporarily remove all the non-printing elements.

I think this functionality would be most effective if the preview showed only while the key was being pressed, rather than a toggle.

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Yaaaaaasss please!

(Although I’d like the option to hold for a quick preview as well as a toggle for longer review.)

Yes, this is something I’ve wanted to implement since we first started working on Dorico (it’s a feature I use all the time in FontLab when working on Bravura), and it’s on our backlog.

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That’s great! Looking forward to it in the future.

I am pretty sure that I’ve read somewhere a couple of months ago that the “preview” in Engrave mode is possible already, but I am not able to find anywhere a shortcut for this function. I would appreciate your guidance.

See the manual here - the key command is “Hide Invisibles” but it’s also known as “instant print preview”.

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That’s it! You are so quick… Many thanks!

I’ve got an unfair advantage in that it’s my job to know where all of these topics are :wink: would it be cheating to go on MasterMind with “the Dorico manual” - or even just Dorico - as my specialist topic? Almost certainly…

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It’s not just in Engrave mode: you can do it in Write mode, too (probably only in Page View).