Leo, I appreciate what you’re saying, and in no way am I advocating a change…I’m just thinking out loud and seeing where it goes. And I would never want the program to change its fundamental approach to notation. An option box in settings like “grid follows rhythm selection” would not change the way you work at all, but would (if this thread goes further) allow others an option to better tailor the program to their workflows.
Of course, I may be approaching it wrong as you say, and this is all silly. I guess I’m mainly thinking if I input wrongly and want to go and redo. Course, undo is helpful if errors are discovered early enough, and jumping back bar by bar is also a time saver…I wondered if other users are ever changing their grids to match their inputs to aid in correcting as they go, or any other reasons not thought of yet. Just wanted to gauge if it would be useful. My ultimate hope is to become very fast at note entry, and am wondering if this particular setting could be useful in reducing the number of keystroke mappings / keypresses etc. Part of the joy Dorico is finding different ways to do things. Enter notes like this, or like that, or like that. Do you want to step through notes, bars, etc…It’s all just thinking out loud and I appreciate you taking the time to respond.
I know you guys have been using Dorico since day one, but as a newer user, I’m not so entrenched and perhaps that is good, perhaps not. I hope you are not too put out by suggestions and thoughts, as I no doubt will have more in the future!