Tip: Re-use a Master Page Set in other projects


  1. In Engrave mode, add a Master Page Set and give it a name.
  2. Make your new Master Page Set the Current set and double-click the page pairs to edit them. Create new page pairs if necessary.
  3. Create you layouts in the Master Page Editor for each page pair.
  4. You can also choose to style the Flow Heading.
  5. Export your new Master Page Set, then import it into any other Dorico project.

Tip: Notation tips for creating worksheets


  1. There is no requirement to use time signatures or meter, simply input your music without worrying about bars or barlines.
  2. Force accidentals to be shown or hidden.
  3. Hide stems to show only noteheads.
  4. Make music items larger, by any percentage.
  5. Use noteheads that display the pitch of the note.
  6. Remove Rests so they simply do not appear in your music.
  7. Hide Time Signatures – you may need to adjust note spacing (see below) in order to retain a space to write one in by hand.
  8. Delete barlines wherever necessary, without the need to rewrite lots of music.
  9. Use hidden Coda sections to create gaps between questions.
  10. Adjust Note Spacing to position music items exactly where you need them.
  11. Set the barline used at end of flow. Choose from single or double barlines, or even no barline at all.

Tip: Make a music worksheet


  1. Add a new flow of music for every question in your worksheet. Input the music you will use in your worksheet, however you can always add further questions later on if required.
  2. Use Project Info (found in the File menu) to give your worksheet a title (use the Title field in the Project tab) and to populate each Flow Headings with the text that will be comprise the questions.
  3. In Engrave mode, disclose the Flow Headings section and double-click the Flow Heading to edit it. Double-click the text to edit it and apply the required formatting. In this example I reduce the size of the text and align it to the left to look more like questions.
  4. Use Layout Options (Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+L) to allow multiple flows on the same page. In this example I have also reduced the Flow heading bottom margin to position it closer to the music.

Tip: Create a vocal score layout with piano reduction


  1. Sometimes you may have a project for choir and orchestra, and need to produce a vocal score that contains a piano reduction. The piano reduction should not appear in the Full score.
  2. Add a new player and assign a piano to it. Create your piano reduction, perhaps using some of Dorico’s powerful editing features.
  3. In Setup mode, select the Full score from the Layouts panel, and in the Players panel uncheck the Piano player. This will mean the piano reduction is not shown in the Full score layout.
  4. Create a new Custom Score layout, give it a name, and check any player you want to appear. In this case, that would be all of the vocal players and the piano reduction. Remember also to check all flows you want to appear in the layout.
  5. Choose the Vocal score from the layout selector in the toolbar. You may need to make some changes to layout options in order to get the layout looking exactly how you want.

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