I am relatively new to Dorico and love the way scores look, but I’m doing my first large scale score and I’m having lots of collisions between musical elements: dynamics are running into slurs from other staves, etc. Big mess! What am I doing wrong?
It sounds as though the combination of number of staves, page size and staff/space size is wrong.
Dorico won’t automatically increase the paper size or decrease the staff size for you, but you can do either or both of those things within Layout Options.
Perfect; I figured it was “user error…”
It’s also worth mentioning that Dorico won’t space out stuff between staves in Galley View; but there is an option in Layout Options to set the staff gap.