I recently switched from Sibelius to Dorico, I’m still getting to know Dorico but already came across with two limitations (I don’t know if they are limitations or it’s just me that doesn’t know how to achieve what I want).
In Sibelius, I could have two instruments of the same category sharing the same staff (i.e. 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 French Horns, etc) and write each one in separate voices. I just can’t find this option In Dorico, what I can find is the Condensing feature that allows us to group the instruments but doesn’t allow to write in that mode.
Having just one instrument per staff makes it difficult to read and have a clear idea of the entire score, especially in large orchestral pieces (working on a piece with woodwinds in 4, Brass in 6,4,4,1, two harps, piano, perc, strings, is a pain to be constantly scrolling vertically).
Is this a limitation with Dorico or am I missing something?
I also find a little strange the way Dorico handles an instrument change. I have to create another player (for instance, Picc. to Flute 2) but that second instrument is not visible in the Page mode. In order to add notes to the second instrument, I need to choose the Galley view. Is this right?
Regarding the instrument change text (or any staff text), is not possible to edit the text? Instead of having the English text “To Picc.” if I would like to have “muta in Picc.” what should I do?