So I am using Dorico Pro 3 (Mac) and just getting my feet wet. I just finished my first project and have learned a lot. But one feature that has eluded me is the ability to customize the chord symbol appearance - at a default level for new projects - for all chords of the same type (I am not referring to the many chord options you can click on in the Engraving Options / Chord Symbols page; but instead the more detailed “Project Default Appearance” section). I have gone into Engraving Options / Chord Symbols / Project Default Appearance, and customized the design, sizing, element offset, scaling etc. for all chords defined based upon a specific root-note. For example, if I customize the appearance of a Dmi9 chord, I can apply it to all Dmi9 chords in a project. But if I want the same appearance to apply to an Emi9 chord, I have to design that appearance separately. Furthermore, I have to repeat this process for every new project.
What I want to do is create a custom appearance for all --mi9 chords; or all --7b9 chords, etc. and be able to reuse those chord symbol appearances for any new project I choose. Is this possible in Dorico 3? With Finale, I was able to create custom chord libraries that preserved all aspects of the appearance for any chord type, regardless of the root note; and use those libraries in new projects. If anybody has a method, I’d appreciate it.