Working with grace notes is probably my least favorite thing about the Dorico user experience. Apart from complicated input, I’m now running into an issue where I need to adjust the visual spacing of condensed grace notes, and I’ve noticed that while adjusting the square handle behaves as expected, adjusting the circular handle has no effect.
Is this documented/intended behavior, and does anyone know a workaround?
I suppose this is a feature request: ultimately my problem lies in the inflexibility of spacing between the rightmost grace note and the rhythmic item to which it is attached. In an ideal world, I’d be able to set Engraving Options with more granularity, e.g.:
Minimum distance between rightmost grace note and rhythmic item: Advanced Options
- Ascending Pitch
- Descending Pitch
- Before Accidentals
- Between Ledger Lines
In general I find that spacing before accidentals and descending appoggiaturas is much too wide, and could be set to 1/16th or even 0 spaces in many cases. But doing so in Engraving Options causes unacceptable collisions with ledger lines and in places where the grace note is lower in pitch than the rhythmic item.