I’m new to the forum, and have been trial-ing Dorico for a few weeks. What a fantastic program! I particularly appreciate that it allows me to preset so many of my own preferences into the way it handles placement of dynamics, text, articulations, etc. The automatic placement of items saves so much time in the “engraving” editing process.
The only problem is, I am SO used to Finale that I just can’t make the jump. There are many things about Finale that I really cannot stand, but the efficiency of note entry (primarily via speedy entry with a MIDI keyboard) is significantly better than anything I could achieve with Dorico without LOTS of practice (though I recognize others might prefer Dorico’s method). And, unfortunately, I don’t have the time to break from composing and other work to devote to relearning all the keystrokes, etc., not to mention the rhythm-and-accidental-and-dot-before-entry method.
I looked at some old posts about the possibility of an update with a speedy-entry style option, and I really hope this is in the works.
If memory serves, many years ago, when Word Perfect and Microsoft Word were competing for new users, one of them (I think it was Word) added a feature to use the keyboard shortcuts for the other program. I would SO MUCH like to see something like this in Dorico for those of us who have been using Finale since . . . well, for WAY too long. If I could jump in and enter notes with the same shortcuts as speedy entry, at least to get started, I would make the change to Dorico right away.
Just my thoughts. I very much appreciate the time and care with which the Steinberg folks have designed Dorico. And I would appreciate hearing input from folks who have made the jump and are working well, and efficiently, in Dorico. How did you do it?