I keep a manuscript notebook with melodic ideas, and would like to start a similar notebook as a Dorico file. The idea is to have all the melodies in a single flow, separated by double barlines. In play mode, is it possible to automatically have a short pause (say 5 seconds) after a double barline?
No, I’m afraid not. Dorico will pause between flows, determined by an option in Playback Options, but not at double barlines, and as yet things like fermatas, breath marks, caesuras etc. do not play back.