I was looking forward to Dorico 2.1 very hopefully. I thought, the new notehead-editor could solve a problem I’m dealing with since many years (already in Sibelius). The length of ledger lines usually depends on the extent of the notehead. But when I enter e.g. a slashed notehead, Dorico (as well as Sib., Finale etc.) takes the left and the right border of the slash as the extension of the notehead. So the ledger lines are too long in both directions.
Notehead Extension and Ledger Lines.png
In Dorico I can check “ledger lines” in engrave mode and adjust them manually. Not bad – but I would prefer an automatic solution. AND: The shortening of the ledger-line in combination with an accidential is switched off. Wouldn’t it be great if we could tell Dorico, from where to where the real notehead goes and which graphical additions are to be considered as “off limits”? And wouldn’t the new note-editior the right tool to do that?