Figured bass help

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hi folks - I’ve read and watched all of the figured bass guides I swear, but I don’t understand why dorico behaves like this - why if I type 6,4s into the popover does it add a sharp in front of the 6?

Also - why does typing 6s sometimes give you [#6, #] and sometimes give you the desired 6#? (I get that it should parse it as 6, # so I understand that I need to type s6,<3> but it is maddening to have to type all that out each time…

Have you set the Note Input Options to allow Diminished Intervals?

Wow - that’s a new box to me. I had no idea I had to (and why?) I’ll try that thanks Ben