Hi, I’m doing some music that has a large number of single notes (not phrases) that need to be notated 8va below, interspersed with phrases that are not.
The ottava tool under “clefs” works fine, but I can only do one note at a time, which is a lot of clicking. Is there any kind of shortcut to speed up the process?
For playing techniques, I can use option-click to repeat the previous marking, but this doesn’t work for the octave tool.
As a related question, what is the reasoning behind the Dorico behavior with this and playing techniques where if I command-click multiple items (not shift-clicking a continuous set of items) that Dorico doesn’t simply apply the marking to all of the selected items? It seems to me that if I want an entire passage marked 8va it would be simple enough to select the entire passage, so if I select several discontinuous items, why does Dorico make it continuous and mark it as such? I don’t see the advantage to this behavior. Similarly, if I want to mark a bunch of downbows or similar playing technique, Dorico just marks the first note in the selection. It would be handy to be able to mark up the music a bit more easily, especially for pedagogically-oriented music.
I’m still learning my way around the program and attempting to unlearn decades of ingrained Finale workaraounds so I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s something I’ve missed here.
edit: I did figure out that using the clef tool via shift-C and typing 8vb works, and is a little faster (at least it doesn’t involve clicking), but still wondering about the general problem