After reading some reviews and watching some videos I installed Dorico SE 3.5 today to get some hands-on feeling about the Dorico way of notation.
To be able to quickly play some with Players, Flows and Layouts I opened the Coldplay Clock project, made a new layout, added the player ‘Voice’ to it and switched to the ‘Write’ tab.
Two things surprised me.
Lyrics collide in some places. It looks like words collide under grace notes, but also on other places (last note measure#15) . Lyrics also collide with Copyright notice on the bottom of the page.
On the score the writers of the piece are give equal importance, on the voice part 2 of them get a bigger font than the other 2, and the position and alignment of the text was a bit unexpected.
I was not able to resolve the lyrics collisions. I could change the position, alignment and fontsize of the writers (which I believe are seperated as composers and lyricists), but couldn’t find the dialogue to make that default.
Is avoiding lyrics collision part of the ‘Engraving’ tab, and thus only available on the Pro version?
And is the Pro version also needed for default placement and styling of composers etc. ?
Or is the problem just a newbie who didn’t find the correct dialogues to adjust these things?