In importing a particular xml file made in Finale, expressions like punta d’arco and marcato assai are imported without a problem but expressions like pizz. and arco are ignored, as are fermatas. Does anyone recognize this and have a solution?
Also, I’d like to find a global way to override Dorico’s dynamic/hairpin placement which keeps them horizontally aligned in each system but which means that there is often way too much vertical space between some dynamics/hairpins and the notes they affect. BTW, there are lots of places where Dorico places text or marking too far from the staff and this creates problems with vertical spacing. If I delete the offending expression, Dorico readjusts the vertical spacing between staves. If I only tweak the expressions position, Dorico doesn’t make the vertical readjustment, leaving unsightly gaps between the staves.
I have another question about grace note slurs. I need to slur a grace note to the upper note of a double stop. I can select both these notes (omitting the bottom note of the double stop) but Dorico places the slur going to the lower note nevertheless. I tried using a laisser vibrer tie after the grace note, but it turned it into an ugly nub which took quite a bit of tweaking to get to look attractive. In addition, I couldn’t copy this to another location (to avoid having to make the adjustments each time). The first is what I want, although it was made using a l.v. tie with a lot of tweaking.