Dorico is great! I switched from Finale after 15+ years and haven’t looked back.
I have a large symphonic score where I noticed sometimes multi-measure rests are failing to consolidate in specific cases. There is no obvious reason, and I can tell it is a bug (rather than some hidden element in the score) because adding and removing system breaks will temporarily fix it.
I deleted most of the content of my project but confirmed that the problem still exists in this smaller example project. Rather inconveniently, the forum will not allow me to upload a file nor post a link because I am a new user (don’t you want examples with your bug reports?!), but you can download this example project here if you follow my instructions to circumvent the forum rules:
- Observe that there is a mix of multi-bar rests and whole rests. For example, m. 53 has 3 whole rests in a row.
- Click m. 53 and type shift-S to add system break. Then ctrl-Z to undo. The multi-bar rest is correctly consolidated!
- Choose Layout Options > Players > Bar rests and Multi-bar rests > Consolidate > None, Apply. All the rests are split.
- Choose Consolidate > Multi-bar Rests. The rests are consolidated, but some are not, e.g. mm. 53, 58, 75, 82.
Speculation: as I said, this is an excerpt from a large project, so I suppose there might be some hidden material that shouldn’t prevent rest consolidation, but sometimes does?