Having used Dorico regularly for a couple years already, I still can’t seem to get my head around the idea of “Flows.” Could the folks at Steinberg perhaps offer an explanation as to how they came up with their nonstandard terminology so that some of us can better work with the program?
Because of the confusion that nonstandard terms can create, even after using Dorico for quite some time, it’s still a question how best to organize, say, a volume of sonatas, each of which contains multiple movements. Is each sonata a “flow,” or each movement? Or can “flows” contain “sub-flows”?
Maybe the developers can create a “best practices” series of workflows, or templates, such as for “multi-movement sonata,” “songbook,” “collection of pieces,” and the like?
Or maybe Steinberg could come up with a simple cheat sheet for their unique vocabulary, including nonstandard terms such as “Flows” and “Master Pages,” Master Page Sets," etc., to translate them to general musical terms that every musician understands? Such a diagram could also include the scope of these terms—such as the counterintuitive revelation that “Master Pages” and even “Master Page Sets” reside within a score.