I like very much to work in Dorico, and I am happy that I bought it. But certain speed issues are driving me crazy. I am posting here to describe my problems, to see if there are any solutions.
Entering lyrics. Whenever I type a hyphen or a space, I have to wait like half a second before I can type the next syllable. Can’t stand it.
Creating a new flow takes forever. Especially if there are many players involved. Each unchecking of a player that does not play in the flow also takes long time.
Changing the order of players in the score. Moving a player into or out from a group. Both these things take too long time.
Switching between documents.
I could go on, but these are the ones that come to mind right now. In my opinion, the slowness of certain operations are major drawback. When I once upon a time started with computerized music notation, I was using Igor Engraver. I liked it, but eventually I could stand the slowness and had to ditch it, and I went with Finale instead. Working long hours with a project, the small waits add up to something which really in the long run will make you give up and do something else instead.
My computer is a Lenovo Thinkpad T440 with i7 processor and 12GB ram. Is that enough?
I realize that the projects I have made sofar in Dorico have turned out to be quite efficient anyway due to the time saved in the layout process, but it is psychologically hard to not be able to get a decent flow while working.
Is there anyting I could do to speed things up?