I begged for, and am ecstatic over the new condensing feature. However it (or I) have a way to go for true happiness, as the following project snippet demonstrates:
- Cannot select any object in full score condensed staves for editing (a must have);
- Cannot force the Tenor/Bass line to Bass Clef without getting both lines one octave too high (not shown; known bug);
- Quarter note triplets fail to be condensed (everywhere);
- Bass line at Meas. 7 shows out of range but it is not (see Bass part);
- Identical dynamic markings not consolidated Alto + Tenor (Meas. 18-20);
- Ibid, “dim. poco a poco” Meas. 21;
- Trailing rests in Bass from Meas. 14 need to be automatically hidden/removed.
“Condensing” as it gets more sophisticated probably needs some setup parameters to help it decide when to show a phrase as “a2” versus two voices, though requiring the phrases to be absolutely identical (including all markings) is not unreasonable.
Finally, some of these anomalies (and others related to making full scores more readable) strongly argue for a flag on every object that is “Hide in Score” and/or “Hide in Part”. Just because Sibelius has it doesn’t mean that it is not for Dorico; it’s an expected feature in any notation software, IMHO. The most egregious items for me are dynamic markings and hairpins, which can really clutter up a full score. If the entire string section, for example, is playing strongly-related material, I can sacrifice (in the score, only) all the dynamics except on one of the 5 parts, to get my intent across.
Thanks for a great program! Music in the snippet/project is © 2019 All rights reserved.
Dorico Behavior Report #1.zip (424 KB)