I sometimes transcribe Renaissance choral music from white note notation into modern notation. Dorico is very good for this in many ways, and the scores look really good. However, some standard editorial markings rely on workarounds (incipits/prefatorory staves are easy enough, following the same ideas as in Daniel’s excellent tutorial of 19 June 2017 on Transcribing choral preces and responses; ficta are OK using Shift+X text but don’t play back).
My real problem is with ligature brackets. This is the sort of thing I want to be able to do:
I have tried exporting the ligature from Sibelius as a PNG, turning it into an SVG in Inkscape and putting it into a graphics frame in Dorico, but in Dorico I can’t change its length without scaling the whole thing, which clearly is not what I need. Am I doing something wrong (highly probable)?
Is there some trick with Shift+X text using square coloration brackets (SMuFL U+EA0C and EA0D) and horizontal lines/dashes? I would be intereested to learn if anyone has found a way of inserting ligatures. The lack of this is about the last thing that tempts me to continue with Sibelius for work of this sort.