The first version of Dorico’s manual is now available as a downloadable PDF file.
At this point the manual pretty much duplicates the online help pages that the Help menu option takes you to, but it’s very handy to have an offline version. This is not an exhaustive manual, but it does pack a lot of information into 161 pages. The sidebar gives you an overview of each chapter and links to each topic, as does the Table of Contents (although the TOC links are the page numbers rather than the topic themselves).
The manual is well done but also suffers from the deficiencies of the Help pages. Most noticeably missing is a section on Play Mode, which is no doubt the main focus of programming attention these days. While the manual doesn’t quite make up for the update that we were all hoping for by the end of last month, it is a handy thing to have.
And best wishes to you all for a happy and healthy 2017!