Superscript number in Maj9 chord

Perhaps I am just missing something really simple, but is it not possible to make the “9” in the Maj9 chord superscript, as it is with the other chords in this measure? It seems the only option also changes the “Maj” as well.

Dorico regrettably doesn’t have that option, but there are a few ways to handle this.

  1. If you only have a few of them to fix, you can do it in Engrave mode:

  2. If you have a lot of these to fix, you can create chord overrides in Engraving Options/Chords/Project Default Appearances.

  3. If you always want this look, and don’t want to worry about it again, you can have a working default file where you’ve made this change for every possible root. It’s a colossal PITA, but when I’ve needed permanent chord suffix changes, I just go ahead and do it for 21 roots in my default. (7 x 3 for sharp, natural, and flat. I just deal with the rare double accidental root when it comes up.) AFAIK, there’s no way to simply redefine a suffix once like you can in Finale, so it’s a ton more work, but once you’ve done it you won’t have to do it again.

Thank you. I was afraid that this was the only solution. A pain indeed, but needed in this case. I appreciate your help.

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