Tip: Hide playing techniques
- Hiding playing technique can be useful when they are needed for playback, but don’t want to see them in the score.
- Select the playing technique, then open the Properties panel and enable the Hidden property.
- By default, Dorico will show a signpost, so that you know the hidden item does exist. It also allows you to select it in the future.
- If you don’t want to see signposts in your score you can switch them off via the View > Signposts menu. There are options to show or hide certain types of signposts, or all of them.
Tip: Turn any notes in tuplets
- Select some notes
- Press the Tuplets button in the toolbox to turn them into triplets.
- Alternatively, press ; to open the popover and then enter a tuplet ratio of your choice.
Tip: How to add a border to text
- Create some text and make sure it is selected.
- Open the Properties panel and enable the Border property.
- In Engrave mode there is an additional property to control the thickness of the border.
Tip: How to erase the background of dynamics
- Select the dynamic, playing technique or text item.
- Switch to Engrave mode.
- Open the Properties panel at the bottom of the window (you can use the key command Ctrl/Cmd+8).
- Enable the Erase background property.
- You will also find Erasure padding properties for controlling the extent of the erased background.
Tip: How to add a dynamic in the middle of a tied note
- Usually adding a dynamic (while not in Note Input) is as simple as selecting a note at the point you would like the dynamic and choosing it from the dynamics panel, or using the Shift+D popover.
- However, when the position you need the dynamic to be input is midway through a tied note, there may not be a suitable item to select.
- Instead, enter Note Input so the caret is showing and advance the caret to the desired position.
- Now you can enter your dynamic and it will appear at the caret position.