Dear fellow Doricians and Dorico Team,
This is the third time I have to redo the staff-spacings for a 58-page Piano Trio that needs to be sent to musicians ASAP (for a recording in June for Signum Classics). So, I finished working on my full score and I got to work on the individual parts. After I was done with the violin part, I went back to the full score only to realise that the whole spacing and engraving had been reset! And there I go again! Then, I did that for the second time and went to work on the cello part, only to realise after I was done that the spacing had changed yet again in the full score! So, this is the third time that I have to work on that this week. (This happens even if I’ve already locked all frames and systems).
Now, I realise that I can export a PDF, which I did. But if there is a single “p” dynamic that I want to change to “mp” I still have to go to Dorico and make that change. And if I do, then I run a high risk of the whole thing changing on me yet again and having to work on it a fourth time.
I find that Dorico does almost everything to perfection, but you have no idea how many times I thought: “If only there was a way to literally freeze everything once I’m done.”