I recently cross-graded from Sibelius (the latest version) to Dorico as recommended by friends. However, I have been really struggling to produce what is a very simple set of tasks in Sibelius.
My aim is to start with one instrument (a cantor), then have a system break (not a line break), then on the same system have an SATB response with 4 instruments, much like the image I have pasted below. I’ve managed to do this in Sibelius but as yet not managed to work out how to do this in Dorico. I really enjoy all of the keyboard shortcuts which make it quicker to use, however, I am really struggling to customise the layout as someone who uses advanced layouts a lot in Sibelius, especially when I cannot hide instruments from a full score - this is becoming extremely frustrating and sadly makes the program unusable until I find a solution.
The other problem I am having is creating lyrics below held notes (again like in the image attached) and I am not getting enough space between the notes (when I have multiple words via alt+shift+space). In Sibelius, you just simply drag the notes further apart and its done, but I cannot seem to do this in Dorico, again for the time being making the program unusable.