It seems that in Dorico, octava lines does not take into account polyphonic writing. I mean, if I have 2 voices in the same staff and a put octava line in the upper voice, even the lower voice is concerned by octava.
Before I put octava line :
After I put octava line :
It is really annoying when lower voice (in blue) has a slur.
Pb 8ctava and voices.7z (305 KB)
Use the Alt key when applying the ottava line, and it’ll only apply to the voice that’s selected.
If you’re using the popover, use Alt+Enter to close the popover.
If you’re applying the clef from the right panel, hold the Alt key while you click the ottava line into the score.
Oh thanks again pianoleo !
I have searched maybe one hour to solve this problem, it didn’t find any clue even in the documentation !
Oh man this solved my problem! Is this in the reference manual? I could not find it but I seem to be notoriously bad at finding stuff in the manual.
It is, just make sure you’re looking at the latest manual. All notations that have a “local” input option are documented in this way - in a single task, with the two closing-the-popover/clicking-in-the-panel options presented together.
I’d be interested to know what you searched for or where you looked in the manual.
Even though I’ve known for ages what ALT+Click and ALT+ENTER do, I am always surprised to discover new areas in which they apply. I know I should not be surprised, but I am–pleasantly.
I call them ottava lines, not octave lines - which is a new term to me. Searching for ‘ottava lines’ in the Help reference just brings up entries with the word ‘lines’ in them.
As an Aussie, I suppose we speak British English. I suspect the usage ottava rather than octave for these lines is a dialect thing, like crotchets and so on.
Ah yes, very good point. You’ll get better results in a future manual