There something that I use a lot, and it is a crescendo or diminuendo hairpin starting about half of the note, and going to the end.
As far as I could see, this is not immediately possible with Dorico. I see I can change the length of an hairpin in Write mode, but not move its beginning after the beginning of the note.
The only trick I could discover is to enter, for example, two half notes, add the hairpin to the second note.
Then I select the first half note and change its duration to a whole. This way, I get a whole note with a hairpin beginning at its half.
Am I missing something, to do it without any workaround?