I know a lot are probably wondering the same thing. That is, why is it that when i double click a dynamic to change it, I type it in, press enter/return and it adds the new dynamic but pushes the old dynamic downward?
For (My attempt) of a clear interpretation of what I’m trying to say I compiled some screenshots to show this.
I agree that this isn’t the most helpful behaviour in the world. The problem is that Dorico is adding a new dynamic in that circumstance rather than replacing the existing one in the group. It’s something we certainly want to change in future.
You know @dspreadbury What would make it much more functional is if you could increase and decrease the Dynamic intensity the same way you would the duration of a note. By selecting the dynamic and pressing (For Window from my POV) Alt+Shift+ Left/Right arrow for one step up/down.
Just a suggestion for it. I’m sure the team knows best about what works for their users.
Thanks again for your support and response Dan!
This key command lengthens/shortens all types of items rhythmically, including gradual dynamics like hairpins. Changing the intensity/volume level of immediate dynamics up or down is conceptually a different thing, hence it having a separate key command.