Say you have a “Percussion 1” part that starts out with a Tam-tam. Ideally in the score I’d want that part to be labelled “Percussion 1” and then have an immediate change to Tam-tam, and not just say “Tam-tam” at the beginning of a full score.
The way Dorico works now you have to create another instrument just to create the change labels so they work correctly (and then add text objects for the instrument, etc.
This is true of percussion but also for other players. For a player that’s holding a flute and piccolo I’d want the first instrument name in the score to say “Flute 3/Piccolo” (the player name).
At the very least, I’d love to be able to change the text to what I want in engrave mode.