I have been using dorico to write piano music with no problems (other than no pedal indications. I know, just wait).
because it was just for piano I just never had any problems of fitting the music to the page (staff size, etc wasn’t a problem). but I am importing an xml file of an orchestra work and when it was on the monitor all of the staffs ran together. In sibelius I would be sure that the orchestra was on tabloid size paper and could quickly adjust the staff size to make them smaller if they ran together (no, I am not a sibelius fan anymore, but just found out that I really know little about working with dorico but putting small ensemble music on paper or starting with their template for orchestra music).
I have played with it a while and seem to be getting no where.
- how can I be sure that I am working with 11x17 format
- how can I change the staff size to make it fit on the page
a bit sobering that there is so much more to learn.