Thanks, Lillie. I hadn’t noticed that this referred to v1 of the documentation.
On that note, I find that the search function on Steinberg’s help site appears to cause quite a bit of confusion. I don’t know the ranking algorithm used in the backend (Google?), but very often—perhaps most of the time, in my experience—it doesn’t return what I’m looking for, or the relevant help article is way down in the search results.
For example, I was just trying to input “dolce” into a score but didn’t know the keyboard shortcut, or what category this term fell under (staff text? system text? expressive text?). I searched the docs for “expression” and got a page full of results for “expression maps,” which is something entirely different. Then I Googled “dorico input expressive text” and landed here (first Google result):
I hadn’t noticed that this is for v2. Regardless, it concerns adding “expressive text” to existing dynamics, such as “dolce p,” but not entering expressive text by itself.
I manually went to the manual for v3 and searched for “dolce,” which returned only one result:
This is the equivalent article to the above link for v2; it still doesn’t show how to enter common expressive text such as “dolce.” As a user trying to figure out how Dorico categorizes common musical text, I’m left in the dark.
Finally, may I suggest linking all possible articles in the Notation Reference section to the corresponding entries in the “how to” section? This is something I encounter more often than not in Dorico’s manual: Searching for a keyword, e.g, “pick-up bar,” lists an entry dedicated to that keyword as the top result or second result. When I click on it, it merely defines the term; it doesn’t show how to create it in Dorico. I’m guessing most users searching for “pick-up bar” and other terms in the Dorico documentation already know what these terms mean, and we’re just trying to create them in our Dorico project. (As an aside, it’s worth noting that the search engine only responds to “pick-up,” not “pickup.”) Most of the time, I still find myself clicking around in frustration trying to find the help entry on how to create what I searched for; I don’t expect a notation software manual to define common musical terms. Linking the Notation Reference entries to all relevant entries on how to create each element in Dorico would be enormously helpful. Thanks for considering this idea.