I can enter a dotted-note rhythm easily by first writing it as a straight rhythm, selecting the passage, and pressing “.” (dot).
But what if I want to have a rhythm of double-dotted quarters/sixteenth notes? If I press Alt-. to add more dots, I get this:
So Dorico adds the dots only to the previously-undotted notes. It also removes a sixteenth note’s worth of duration from the second dotted quarter, apparently because it has just dotted the preceding eighth note.
If I press Alt-. again, I get this:
Is that really a useful default behaviour?
I can of course manually select every other note (the dotted ones) and then press Alt-. to get what I want. That’s not too bad for a short passage, but not much fun for longer ones…