hey Daniel, thanks for your replies.
I did what you mentioned, and although, yes I gained control of the mini tie, when I enlarged it it just became sort of fatter, as opposed to longer and more streamlined, which is what I wanted.
I’ve discovered that my work around is to simply use slurs, as I don’t use Dorico for playback at all (although if some friendly collaboration happens with Spitfire Audio I would definitely be on board!
So, Dorico’s control over slurs is superb, and I’ve achieved the visual I want with that. Perfect. I’ve read on the form that you will be adding more ‘line’ option in the future. That is fantastic. I love lines.
But regarding the title page, I’m sorry, I again am going to sound ridiculous, but I can’t grasp, or find a way to enter text on the blank pages. Title page, performance notes etc. Entering text attached to something, ok nor problem. But random simple text. Can’t figure it out.
I know this must be possible, but using the search function here on the forum for “add text”, or even searching youtube videos is a major time killer. I’m on deadlines for my music, so I can’t sort through it all. I realize it sounds a little selfish, but a a manual of substance really needs to be let loose. The word text does not even appear in the index nor the table of contents in the present manual. Although a search of the manual does come up with some brief discussion of text, this is the only mention of text that is not specifically attached to a rhythmic/grid position.
“To insert text that is independent of rhythmic positions and that is attached to a particular page, you can add text frames on master pages in Engrave mode.”
That’s it. I am in Engrave mode now, and a little troubled about how difficult it is to simply type a word. I know it will seem obvious to me once you explain it, and it will sound lazy to people who already know how to do it, but I am a very experienced guy with my software and music, I can usually trouble shoot my way out of most situations, but Dorico seems to be presenting me with a number of challenges.
I mean this with the utmost respect. I realize you guys are working overtime on making this better, but those simple things, thats what matters I think. The less obstacles a user has in her initial interaction the better the experience and more confidence in the software. The high level engraving and formatting that you are heading towards, everyone is super excited about that, but simple things like lines, and quick and easy text input, these things matter more on the first date.
But thank you sincerely for your help. I’m sticking with Dorico, I just might have to jump back to Sibelius to meet my present deadline, but I’m hoping things will keep on evolving here. And I can begin to input work as fast as I can with Sibelius.