Percussion l.v. question

Hi community,

can Dorico reproduce this here:

Or do i have to change system and write the note with its whole desired length?
Some composers i work for might not be amused…

Dorico will do a better job than Finale in as much as the rests won’t float uselessly between the lines, but it won’t handle those French-style ties any more elegantly than FInale does. You can input the half notes and set them to show laissez vibrer ties, and then to show the continuing ties you have a number of options: you could add slurs and then move them in Engrave mode; you could add curves using font characters in text items, etc.

In the future we plan to provide an option to do this more automatically, but for the time being similar sorts of manual work are required in Dorico as in Finale.