(1) Is there a way to type text directly into the Dorico popovers and have it “stick” if the exact syntax hasn’t been already defined in Dorico? - I’m running into the situation, most frequently with Techniques where Dorico repeatedly ignores my input.
For instance I enter “cuivré” with the proper diacritical, and it isn’t “recognized”! Or, I enter “flz.” or “con sord.” (with the appropriate period punctuation) and they aren’t recognized!
I’m afraid it currently feels like Dorico is penalizing me for knowing the correct abbreviations and spellings of music terminology. I do not wish to be trained by Dorico to learn new incorrect ways to enter musical terms I’ve been using correctly for years ;^)
I require the same size and location of text for all my techniques, (as I imagine most people do). I can’t efficiently use the default text font, since it is a different size and at a different position relative to the staff…
I’m not able to edit Techniques once entered (although certainly possible I’ve missed something here), so I can’t use the technique of entering a placeholder and then changing it for cases where I might have a longer instruction string.
(2) Along the same lines, a good number of the techniques are displayed as a symbol rather than text when using the popover, once I do get the exact syntax correct, for instance “harmon stem in” and “harmon stem out”. While the symbols are lovely, I would prefer to use standard text for these instructions (for commercial scores) and I don’t see a setting in Engraving Options to allow me to always show these instructions as text. Might I be allowed to override this behavior?
Thank you for any insights into working more effectively with Techniques popovers.