First Steps

This chapter helps you to get started with Dorico.

When you start Dorico for the first time, we recommend that you open one of the templates first to have a look at the user interface and the functions that Dorico provides before you start your own projects. You are welcome to skip this part and explore the program for yourself.

The following sections inform you about the following topics:

  • Overview of the most important workspaces

  • Setting up a new project

  • Writing your music and adding notation items to your score

  • Laying out and formatting pages

  • Playing back what you created

  • Printing and exporting