See the attached Dorico file, I want to copy the last 2/4 bar in between the first and second bar. Or I get the copied bar behind the second bar or I get a wrong 2/4 bar with only one beat, or things are so messed up that misses Gould would be really upset. I can’t figure out what to choose as destination point to get the result I want.
OK, I know in this specific example it would be easier to just insert an new bar after the first one, but what to do if you want to copy and insert a long stredge of fully finished music?
If two of you are saying that this should work I’m probably doing some very basic stuff wrong. At the same time, since the release of Dorico my big, big question is why o why this experienced team made a lot of basic things so difficult. I spend two months investigating the app, trying things, reading all the available documentation and watching every single tutorial video, presentation-video’s and hang-outs with John Barron.
I know the basic set-up. The different modes, the idea of tweaking on different levels, but in the end - and I really don’t like to say this - I decided that - even after two months of trying - I had simply no fun working with Dorico. My disappointment wasn’t about missing features (I followed the blog from the very beginning and I knew what was missing when I bought it), but about the fact that this software wasn’t the killer app I was waiting for since Steinberg stepped in.
I’ve got the impression that the builders of Dorico had (have) three main goals, building the smartest, the most flexible and the easiest notation software. That these goals sometimes contradict each other is obvious. In my opinion the Set-Up Mode is the most genius part of the app. There the three goals are combined in a beautiful balance. However in Write and Engrave the last goal (ease of use) has suffered way to much from the first two. I think these areas need a lot of rethinking on a very basic level…