I ran into an issue last night that I am sure there is a solution for (or an explanation for) that I haven’t yet been able to find. Since I was more focused on fixing it to hit a deadline, I don’t have screenshots, but I’m sure I could reproduce the problem if screenshots would be helpful.
How does Dorico handle manual staff spacing overrides when a system is moved onto another page? Any time music was pushed onto a different page, even if it was just one system (and the layout of that page didn’t need to change at all), I found that I had to completely re-do all of the changes I had previously made. This occurred whether I changed a page from two systems to one (i.e., page 30 became 30 and 31, forcing the remaining pages back a page), but also occurred when I inserted blank pages at the beginning of the document to make the cover and front matter. The latter was especially problematic, since I then went through and had to re-check the whole document!
I’m sure the hope is that Dorico users would rarely have to override the staff spacing and layout, but since this was an opera project there was a lot of text above systems that it didn’t accommodate automatically, hence the large number of manual overrides.
So - how does Dorico think about these manual changes? Is there a way to not change the spacing when things are pushed back by a few pages? What am I doing wrong here?
Thank you in advance for the explanation!!