Parentheses on Multi-Bar Rest Ranges


I know this wasn’t a feature on previous versions of Dorico, but I wanted to ask if it was possible to automatically add parentheses around multi-bar rest ranges?.

Something like this:

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No, there’s not an option for this currently.

If this were required, what would be the path of least resistance to going about adding said parentheses? Best I’ve been able to do is create system text that is a suitable with and scooch it in place in engrave mode. I’m wondering if there’s a more efficient way.

It’s not an awful way to go – I did the same with adding “Play [spaces] times” for consolidated bar repeats in a drum chart. Once you’ve got the offsets right for the first time it occurs, you can copy/paste it with those offsets pre-set, which makes the whole process very efficient.

Make sure you disable collision avoidance first, so the moved text item no longer impacts vertical spacing calculations at its “natural home” position.