- I can’t seem to find a way to hide or delete the short names of instruments, specifically I don’t mind ‘Guitar’ showing on the first system (although it would be nice if it didn’t, since solo music usually has what the instrument is on the cover etc.), but thereafter there’s no point in Gtr. appearing when it’s a solo or a part on its own.
- Is there a way to clean up time signature and beaming assumptions in an imported score from a music xml? Forcing note values doesn’t seem to make much headway against the power of long-dead barlines. I know about the issues with old strangely formatted music xml and am prepared for disappointment here.
- Is there a way to make the spacing of notes in senza misura more flexible, so that there aren’t widows/orphans of beam groups poking around the extremities of systems?
- I can’t seem to change the spacing between systems/staves. I think I’ve found a layout option to do this but it doesn’t seem to be responding. So far I also haven’t managed to find how I can resize staves. I tend to want to cram as much music on a page as possible for my own use, to minimize page-turns.
- opt-cmd-s seems to need to be pressed twice to force a system break. Possible bug?
- So far I’ve not managed to open old MIDI files.
Mostly I’m all right with the programme, remembering too well the clunky learning curves of earlier notation software. I do hope–and I’m surely not alone in this–that I’ll be able to eventually import my very numerous old scores here, via music xml or MIDI, some of which would greatly benefit from the reduced workflow possible with Dorico. In the the meantime I see the programme as a current composition tool, which rôle it seems to fill quite nicely; and as a swift, intuitive way of making even older handwritten scores legible and useful, so already thanks for that.j
I’m on a late 2013 iMac running Sierra with 8GB RAM