While the XML import capability has fewer issues than I expected, one of the things that I need to fix more often in pieces coming from Sibelius are the crescendi and decrescendi.
In Sibelius, I typically wrote an expression text with cresc./dim. and a hidden hairpin, but in Dorico I get a visible hairpin and a staff text with cresc./dim (Roman type and above the staff).
I understand that the visible/hidden information isn’t encoded in XML, but would there be a way to fix this for all the dynamics of a piece in a single operation? Something along the lines of “If there’s a staff text with cresc./dim. and a hairpin on a certain beat, delete the text and change the hairpin’s gradual style to cresc./dim.”.
Another option could be to make some fixes in the Sibelius file with something like a plugin, and leave things prepared so that Dorico interprets the dynamics as they’re meant to be. However, I have no clue of what could work here.