So, I’ve reached a point in engraving a piece for a client where I need some sort of indeterminate repeat structure (thank you pandemic-induced reliance on certain detestable choral gestures…). I know this is more in the realm of certain extended notation features that Dorico hasn’t really addressed yet, so I settled on what I thought would be a simple set of local repeat barlines around each repeating figure. Sometimes the end of one repeated figure lines up with the beginning of another repeated figure, and in that case, Dorico does this to the local repeat barlines:
Notice, the presence of both the repeat barline AND a normal barline in the second to bottom part. I like the former, not so much the latter. Perhaps I haven’t searched hard enough or I’m otherwise mistaken, but I can’t find any way to change this in any of the options menus or properties panel, nor any posts online about it. I also can’t find anything about this in Gould, so I assume it’s something the devs either found in published rep or came up with on their own. Any suggestions (in any direction, really)?
To add a wonderful extra wrinkle to it, the repeats are in time (with in-rhythm canonic entrances); the indeterminacy has to do with how many times the figures are repeated and where they end up lining up with other music later on.
(I suppose at the end of the day, if I can’t come up with something, I’ll likely remove the unwanted standard barlines in a PDF editor or something, but I’m generally loathe to show that kind of disrespect to Dorico )