Hi - I’ve been using Dorico since version 2. I like to transcribe guitar music (among other things). I love Dorico!
In 3.0 (or 3.1) I created two custom (Guitar) playing techniques - “Hammer on” and “Pull off”. I used the text type, with a simple H and P. It never looked too good, so I only used them in one project. EDIT- I never saved them as default.
I installed 3.5 this morning, read the 3.5 version history document (yes!), and noticed the real hammer on and pull off techniques. Cool!
So I tried using a hammer on (using the Shift-O after selecting two notes), and my custom technique was used! Typing “hammer” or “ho” had the same effect.
After thinking for a bit, I figured I would just delete my custom techniques (which I did after removing a few occurrences of both techniques). The custom techniques disappeared from the techniques list.
But, when I tried “Shift-O ho”, I still got my old custom technique! I tried restarting Dorico, to no avail.
I also created a new tiny project to test, with the same results.
So it seems like the custom techniques were “incompletely deleted”.
Since the custom techniques were copied from 3.1 during the 3.5 install, I was thinking of deleting the techniques from 3.1, and then uninstalling and reinstalling 3.5, but I haven’t tried that yet. Maybe the problem is also present in 3.1, but without the real techniques, it would be hard to test.
EDIT- since I never saved as default, there should be no effect on other or new projects, right? I’m confused!
Is there some .xml file that contains the custom techniques that I could edit? That would be easier.
Let me know what you think!