Tip: Rhythmic grid resolution


  1. The rhythmic grid is used for many operations across Dorico.
  2. Moving the caret with the arrow keys; moving notes; lengthening or shortening items; precise System Track selections.
  3. The default resolution for the rhythmic grid is an eighth note.
  4. This can be changed via the popup control; or the key commands Alt+[ or ].
  5. Now items move by the new grid resolution value.
  6. You can also set key commands or Jump Bar aliases for specific grid resolutions.

Tip: Print or export a range of flows


  1. Sometimes, when working on projects with more than one flow, it can be useful print or export specific flows for collaboration or proofreading purposes.
  2. In Print mode, there is an option to set the Print range to flows, where you can specify which flows you want to print or export.
  3. Dorico will print or export the complete pages containing the flows you selected.

Tip: Set a Stop position for Insert mode


  1. When using Insert mode, you should be aware that later music can be affected.
  2. Setting the Stop position means music beyond that point is not affected by Insert mode edits.
  3. Use the System Track to show and hide the Stop position, or use the key command Shift+Alt+I.
  4. You can also drag the Stop position to a new location, or drag it off the music to remove.

Tip: Change a single player to a section player to allow divisi passages


  1. Single players can hold multiple instruments.
  2. Section players can divide.
  3. Single players cannot divide.
  4. Create a new section player, and drag the instrument from the single player onto it. Its music moves with it. The single player—which is now empty-handed—can be deleted.
  5. Now you can create a divisi staff for the section player.

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