Dear Del-Gesu,

Here are 2 ways to do it:

The method Marc and felixp are talking about:

- Double click at the beginning of the 5/4 bar to show cursor.
- Type Shift-D
- Type <
- Press the Enter Key
- Use space bar or right arrow key until caret is at the 2nd note position.
- Type Shift-D
- Type mp>
- Press Enter

(Marc’s method follows):
- Press space bar

10.Press Escape

(felixp’s method)

9. Use the right arrow key to get to the next bar.

10. Type >

11. Hit Escape

Another method, manually moving the mp later is:

- Double click at the beginning of the 5/4 bar to show cursor.
- Type Shift-D
- Type <mp
- Press the Enter Key
- Use space bar or right arrow key until caret is at the 2nd note position.
- Type Shift-D
- Type >
- Press Enter
- Press spacebar

10 Press Escape
- click on the mp and drag it to the right to the 2nd note position

You should notice that the hairpins adjust automatically

With gradual dynamics such as hairpins, Dorico needs to know how long to continue them. The length of the item is more obvious when using the spacebar, because Dorico draws and lengthens the item each time you press spacebar. Using the cursor method of telling Dorico how long to make the item, you don’t get this feedback (which I think would be helpful and more consistent).