I have been enjoying Dorico’s piano pedaling capabilities, which have handled almost everything I’ve thrown at it. But I have had two serious issues, one unresolved.
I use pedal brackets (with the initial vertical line) to show editorial pedaling and the traditional Ped * to show the composer’s original pedaling. Since there is no option in the Engraving Options to use both versions, I converted the Sostenuto pedal line into a Ped * pedal line by means of the Musical Symbol editor. This has allowed me to use both systems simultaneously which occurs when I show the composer’s pedaling and my modification or supplementation directly under it. Three cheers for the Music Symbol editor, which has solved a number of such issues for me.
However, there is the unresolved problem. The * release remains stubbornly horizontal in relation the Ped. That is, I cannot move it higher and closer to the staff than the Ped, a situation that occurs when the pedal is depressed on a very low note and released on a much higher one. A case is shown in my example, where the pedal release would be better positioned much closer to the bass staff:
If there is a way to do this in Dorico? If not, I may be forced to enter such a pedal release with a workaround.