Tip: Fix page layout and edit Flow Headings in Dorico Elements 4
- Overwriting text tokens to add titles and other information can lead to layout issues.
- In Dorico Elements you can now remove page overrides in Engrave mode.
- Instead, add titles and other information to Project Info.
- You can edit the format of Flow Headings in Dorico Elements using a new dialog.
Tip: Add notations during note input
- You don’t need to exit note input to create other notations.
- For example, type Shift+D to open the dynamics popover while the caret is visible.
- Enter your required dynamics, even starting a hairpin – the hairpin will extend as you add more notes. End a hairpin by typing ? in the dynamics popover.
- Use other popovers to add further notations, for example trills and tremolos.
- Almost every type of notation can be created in this way, including playing techniques, tempo changes and clefs.
Tip: Set page and background colors for late-night work
- If you are working late at night you may prefer the interface a little less bright.
- In Preferences, choose the Colors category.
- Set the background color to a single, darker color.
- Invert the colors for the music, choosing your own page color.
Tip: Set a player as tacet for a movement
- In Setup mode, select the player who should be tacet.
- Uncheck the flow the player is not present in.
- The tacet is created automatically.
- The player is also removed from the flow in the full score.
Tip: Rhythmic grid resolution
- The rhythmic grid is used for many operations across Dorico.
- Moving the caret with the arrow keys; moving notes; lengthening or shortening items; precise System Track selections.
- The default resolution for the rhythmic grid is an eighth note.
- This can be changed via the popup control; or the key commands Alt+[ or ].
- Now items move by the new grid resolution value.
- You can also set key commands or Jump Bar aliases for specific grid resolutions.