Hello from Mexico City.
I’m a happy user of Dorico Pro 3.0.
For educational purposes, I need the chord symbols G7(9,13) and G7(b9,b13), but every time I type this in the chord popover it appears without the “7”.
Going to Engraving Rules/ Chord symbols/ Project default appearances leads to a funny/tiresome/ugly nightmare:
- typing “G7(9,13)” Dorico interprets it as “G7add9add13” [not actually precise since having a 7th AND a 9th, this last note is not “added”, the way it IS with no 7th, but anyway], I switch “G” for “G7” and looks fine
- typing “G7b9b13”, “G7(b9,b13)” or “G7addb9addb13” Dorico interprets as the same chord of above, this is, does NOT show the flats (why would Dorico ignore this?), so
- I go back to fine tune the look for G7(b9,b13) adding the flats manually, which
- got me into a tiresome process of trial and error since the fine tuning of the alterations does NOT reflect the actual result once in the chord, but finally I get to the look I want, anyway…
- Dorico then applies the same flat alterations for the chord with NO alterations (?)
Dorico can feel quite judgamental sometimes.
Being english not my first language, I compiled a brief history of events with screenshots, attached as images.
How can I define the look for this two (different) chords?
The odd spacing glitches in “fine tuning” chords look, is already fixed in more recient versions?
(Please excuse me if this topic has already been discussed, I couldn’t find the topic)