The use of text frame in Dorico

It would be helpful if in the next upgrade were also included improvements in the use of the text frame. Such as the ability to connect multiple text frame by sliding the text from one to another; or even the possibility to fix the precise text frame (height, width), as well as being able to use multiple text styles. Even the section master page can be improved: for example you could add the function of imposing different master pages to different pages simply through drag and drop …
I hope that this section is improved.

You can use multiple text styles in a single text box (shift-X); bold, italic, colors, subscript etc. Is that what you mean?

Thanks for your requests, Colandrea. We agree that the text-handling side of the program can benefit from improvements along the lines of those you have proposed, and we do plan these kinds of improvements for the future, though I’m afraid they will not be included in the next update.

How do I create 3 Text Frames in horizontal order which all have the same width and the same spacing between each other without taking a calculator?

There’s no automated way to do this, so you will indeed need a calculator, at least for now.

You could create one and copy it twice to the same page, then move the duplicated frames along to the right?

ok thanx…I found a kind of workaround

first you put all 3 frames to the very right or very left border of the page in VERTICAL order and like this you can adjust the width - you just enter the same left (if you put them at the right border of the page) or right (if you put them at the left border of the page) distance for all 3 frames…then you can move them back into vertical order.
That doesn’t solve the spacing between the frames but at least they all will have the same size :slight_smile:

A yes, that also works :slight_smile: Thanx Lillie