Tip: Show player names instead of instrument names


  1. Sometimes you may need to use different staff labels in your score than the default instrument names. For example, you may wish to label a multi-instrument percussion staff simply as ‘Percussion’. Or, in dramatical pieces, you may wish to identify character parts rather than using Soprano, Mezzo-soprano and so on.
  2. In Setup mode, give your players the names you wish to identify them with in the music.
  3. In Layout Options, choose Staves and Systems and check the relevant players to show their player names instead of instrument names.

Tip: User-defined Project Templates


  1. Dorico 4 allows you to save any project as a template.
  2. Add your desired instruments and add any useful flows.
  3. Set your preferred options, and make changes to styles and page templates.
  4. You can even apply a playback template.
  5. Choose File > Save As Project Template, and the template will now be available in the Hub for you to use again and again.

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