I’m new to the forums, just recently got on board since Dorico came out (bought it that morning I was so excited!) and I must say that I am extremely impressed in many areas! While I have not switched over completely yet due to both missing features and that most of my stuff is still in Sibelius form, all of my new projects are being written in Dorico. I’m a composition major wanting to due film scoring, so I’ve been using Dorico on all the assignments for my classes; it’s already saved me a lot of time on these little things and I’m really happy for it.
While most of the critical feedback I was going to give has already been addressed, I just wanted to add in a few comments of my own that I didn’t see scrolling through the forums. While I think that the livestream video, the tutorial videos, and the in-program help do a decent job, I still think that the documentation could use some work, at least from my perspective. For instance, although most of the tools on the left side in write mode have the shortcuts if you hover over them, articulations do not, and I was left to search through the key commands in order to find them. Also, although Daniel’s FAQ is here to answer these questions now, in the beginning something as simple as how to shift a note up or down (or by an octave) I could not find anywhere, and thus I simply tried random keys and combinations until I discovered it. Maybe I’m just dumb, but I read through all the online help and all every key command and couldn’t find it. Perhaps not knowing what the command is called (instead of move note maybe it’s called something else that didn’t catch my attention) contributed to some of this.
Also, I have yet to find a way to override the flow notation options for a specific note. an example of this is in 6/8 writing 16th then dotted 8th Dorico puts in 16th, 16th tied to 8th, regardless of the notation options. While I think that the global options are great for 90ish% of the time, there should be a way to override in a specific circumstance (if there isn’t already. Again, if I’m just stupid please let me know )
I think in many respects Dorico is already leaps and bounds in many areas, keep up the good work and I can’t wait for the updates! Take your time to do it right, Dorico is already great and can only get better!