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by mducharme
05 Dec 2018, 23:45
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 2017

Re: More Dorico updates!

I must have been tired when I wrote that - I collapse a *hairpin*, not a slur, as a workaround. It is possible to add arrows as graphics, but the problem is that a graphic won't wrap to the next line. What I could do however is import a better arrowhead instead of using the overpressure symbol. The ...
by mducharme
02 Dec 2018, 22:14
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: More Dorico updates!
Replies: 38
Views: 2017

Re: More Dorico updates!

I have switched to using Dorico in recent months instead of Sibelius, and I think its biggest weakness for my workflow is the inability to draw lines and arrows without resorting to the workaround putting a slur above the stave and closing the ends. To draw horizontal arrows, I have to combine the s...
by mducharme
31 Dec 2016, 00:53
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico
Replies: 14
Views: 6169

Re: "Ten Music Notation Programs", including Dorico

I've revised the Seven Music Notation Programs announced here earlier, adding Dorico, Encore (still more popular in Europe and especially South America; turns out it's a program of choice in Brazil) and Graphire Music Press, which is once again available for sale and which had some discussion in th...
by mducharme
27 Dec 2016, 02:07
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Finale Side by Side
Replies: 40
Views: 14969

Re: Dorico Finale Side by Side

They don't appear to have an option to make the rests thinner, I would assume you would need to change the font entirely to accomplish that.

Do you have a SMuFL font you would like to try, to see what the Dorico output looks like?
by mducharme
27 Dec 2016, 01:37
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Finale Side by Side
Replies: 40
Views: 14969

Re: Dorico Finale Side by Side

I reported the issue with the fifth sixteenth note (the near-collision that isn't detected, but looks to the eye like a collision) to Steinberg, and Daniel responded: "We will also be changing the way that these kinds of almost-but-not-quite collisions are handled to make it possible for you to infl...
by mducharme
27 Dec 2016, 01:24
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Finale Side by Side
Replies: 40
Views: 14969

Re: Dorico Finale Side by Side

Here, I made the staff lines just a bit thicker (you're right, I overdid it before making them too thin!)
by mducharme
27 Dec 2016, 01:19
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Finale Side by Side
Replies: 40
Views: 14969

Re: Dorico Finale Side by Side

It moved in my updated version because I changed the tie default to create the tie from the inside of the noteheads instead of the middle, the tenuto then was able to fit inside the staff.
by mducharme
26 Dec 2016, 21:55
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Finale Side by Side
Replies: 40
Views: 14969

Re: Dorico Finale Side by Side

Also, I asked for a feature enhancement - specifically, I find that the accidentals need to be slightly further away from the notehead when a note has a ledger line, otherwise they look closer to the note than they are (because the eye visually groups the note together with the ledger line). Daniel ...
by mducharme
26 Dec 2016, 21:20
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Finale Side by Side
Replies: 40
Views: 14969

Re: Dorico Finale Side by Side

I do not understand why, in the earlier Dorico versions of measure 7, the 5th and 7th 16th-notes are kerned under the preceding notehead, but not the 3rd 16th-note. That makes the spacing look very irregular. I think I can explain why this is happening. I believe Dorico is trying to avoid collision...
by mducharme
26 Dec 2016, 20:58
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico Finale Side by Side
Replies: 40
Views: 14969

Re: Dorico Finale Side by Side

Update: Was able to fix the spacing in m. 7 by increasing the "minimum distance between adjacent rhythmic items" to 2 1/2 spaces, under Engraving Options->Spacing Gaps (the bottommost setting). I don't know if this will have a bad effect somewhere else.