How to make this tricky tuplet?

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How to make this tricky tuplet?

Post by richardC » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:24 pm

I have a piece for piano that's in 7/16 and sometimes uses a triplet in the upper voice. I can get this by typing 6:7 which I then use 3 eighth notes. The problem is it says 6 in the bracket. How can I change this to a 3 without changing anything else. I tried 3:7 trying to get 3 eights in place of 7/16 without success. Thanks

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Re: How to make this tricky tuplet?

Post by StefanF at Steinberg » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:45 pm

Delete the current tuplet. Select eights note duration, new tuplet, enter '3/3.5', confirm. This will create a tuplet that allows 3 eights notes in the time of 3.5 eights notes. Which will also allow you to write 6 sixteenths note in the time of 7, but does display a 3.

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Re: How to make this tricky tuplet?

Post by richardC » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:20 pm

Thanks StefanF, but following your directions using '3/3.5' didn't work. I entered an eighth note rest, opened the tuplet popover, but was I got was an eighth note triplet followed by a sixteenth note rest, not 3 eighths in place of 7 sixteenths.

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Re: How to make this tricky tuplet?

Post by Derrek » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:25 pm

Richard,
Stefan's method produced the same error for me as it did for you (perhaps he is using an updated version of Dorico in prep for future updates), so I tried your method of 6:7 but then hid the tuplet number in the Properties panel and then added the "3" as text.
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Re: How to make this tricky tuplet?

Post by StefanF at Steinberg » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:40 pm

Sorry, I'm not sure now, I'll check in the office tomorrow.

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Re: How to make this tricky tuplet?

Post by richardC » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:48 pm

Thanks for the replies, will wait for StefanF's response.

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Re: How to make this tricky tuplet?

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:35 am

Unfortunately our tuplet popover does not currently allow you to specify such a tuplet in those terms. For certain cases you can enable the 'Use contracting ratio' property to effectively halve the tuplet number that appears, but unfortunately this does not work for a 7:6 tuplet of 16ths.

What Stefan suggested is what we would ideally allow, but neither the released version nor our current development builds allow this kind of ratio.

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