You’re probably right. For now, I have a workable solution: I just make sure there is an extra bar or some rests at the end of the flow, and then inserting is easy, and works every time.
I do find that there is a definite order in which you have to do things to get Dorico to do what you expect it to do. In time, typing keystrokes in a specific order will become second nature, but as a beginner in the software, the lack of tutorials that give you step by step instruction is very frustrating.
There are some good youtube videos, but it can take me about 40 minutes to get through a 6 minute video because they go so fast, and jump back and forth between mouse input and key input. I found they don’t emphasize the order in which keystrokes have to be used, so I first watch the video, and scribble quick notes, then stop and write down the steps. Then I go to Dorico, and try them, when they don’t work I have to go back to youtube, back and forth in this manner until I get the exact order in which to input anything. It’s very frustrating. By the time I learn how to do all the things I need to do, I will have written my own manual. I already have several pages of “how-to”
What keeps me plugging away is the potential I see in the software…once I finally figure out how to do what I need to do, it’s going to be great!