I just spent the last fours hours trying to import a Wind Band Suite I wrote about ten years ago in Sibelius 5 imported to Dorico.
I exported the whole piece from Sibelius and at first it seemed as if the import had been successful. I then noticed transposing instruments were not displaying correctly and set about creating new players in Dorico and copying and pasting the data to the new players. This seemed to work ok, until I noticed that there were inconsistencies at places where key signatures change. I also tried to split the file into three movements and although it looked like it did it, when I came back to try and open the Dorico file it said ‘error opening file’ and just hung.
Am I expecting too much from XML and should I just bite the bullet and input the lot again from scratch?
Should I export each part separately as an XML file and create a new Dorico file and import each one separately?
As it is, I think the file Dorico valiantly tried to create is probably full of errors, hence the spinning ball and error messages.
I’m tempted to start again…