Hello all. Newbie. This forum is great, it’s my first time posting. I searched but didn’t find the topic here (maybe don’t know the correct terms).
I want to be able to respell accidentals in one layout and not the other.
The situation is simple. I just wrote a duet for two differently transposing instruments (one in A and one in Bb, yikes, but happily I’m a modernist sort). I worked in concert then flipped it into transposition and never looked back at the concert notes since all they wanted was a transposed score. I got every last element how I wanted it and delivered it. To be clear I don’t need parts, they read from copies of the same score.
This morning I thought I’d like to have an in-concert copy of the score, just for sharing purposes or whatever. The Custom layout seemed like more work since I’d already set up so much of the formatting. I made a new Full Score layout, called it “Score in C” and just put in the system/frame breaks I needed, fixed a few other things, piece of cake by all comparisons. I called the first, completed layout (which I don’t want to change) “Transposed score.” I even used a text token to put these names in the upper corner of each score’s first page. I’m thinking, this program is the greatest.
Next I went to the new layout options for the score in C layout and unchecked Transposing layout in Players. Naturally I got all sorts of E-sharps, double-sharps, augmented-seconds and what not, which I expected. I got to work respelling chosen notes, with no worries.
At one point I realized I could split the window and see both layouts, just because I wanted to see the positioning of elements in my Transposed score and mimic them. That’s when I noticed that the respelling I was doing in the Score in C was also changing those same pitches in my Transposed score.
I didn’t expect that behavior. Incidentally I did try making a Custom layout score as well but this behaved exactly the same; that really surprised me. I can’t find a “switch” to flip and disengage the two layouts in any of the options, but the program is so deep maybe I just couldn’t find it. Is there such a thing? Or is there a better way than what I tried?
Thank you. New to Dorico and absolutely loving it!