I keep an eye on the Dorico forum and I’ve not seen this Left/Right score idea talked about before - please say if it’s been covered. Sub-brackets come up in the forum as occasionally problematic, and I’m looking for a trick or workaround for a problem with a custom L/R layout.
I’m engraving a substantial multi-player multi-choir piece where the full score needs to be A3 page size in order to be readable. I’ve created a layout similar to a piano duet secondo/primo score with half the singers on the left page and the other half on the right page so that I can print a score on A4 paper and get readable notes. It makes a full score that’s portable for the conductor, and it works as a study score. There may be other uses, for example for singers who like to sing from tablets who can click/swipe twice to the right to follow their part while seeing adjacent instruments in their choir - and all instruments are available in a single PDF. Lots more I could say.
I’ve made a minimal Dorico score that exhibits the sub-bracket problem I’m having. I’ve added sub-brackets to left hand page in Engrave Mode, and they appear on all left hand pages. However when I add sub-brackets on to the first right hand page then the left page sub-brackets disappear. And vice versa. Grouping players in Setup mode doesn’t help, and I can’t think of much else to try. It may simply not be possible at the moment. Score below:
Thanks for any thoughts on the layout idea, or on the bracket problem.
Best to all, Chris
Sub-brackets problem.dorico (465.3 KB)