Page arrangements for printing/exporting

Dorico provides several page arrangements that you can use for printing/exporting your layouts.

In the Job Type section of the Print Options panel, you can specify how you want the layouts to be printed/exported. You can select the following job types from the Job Type menu:


Prints one page on each sheet of paper. This produces single-sided pages, for example, for instrumental parts that do not have regular page turns and must be bound in a continuous line.


Prints two pages on each sheet of paper, with odd-numbered pages on the right-hand side and even-numbered pages on the left-hand side.


Prints two pages on each sheet of paper. The first page in the range is printed on the left-hand side of the first sheet of paper. This can be useful for printing instrument parts as it reduces the number of edges that must be bound, because pages can also be folded in half.

You can also specify a paper size on which to print odd final pages, for example, if you are printing a layout containing five pages.


Prints two pages on each sheet of paper according to imposition requirements. This means that if the paper is folded, the pages are laid out like a book. This can be useful for scores and choir parts in particular as they often contain more pages than instrumental parts.


You can only print booklets using the complete range of pages. You cannot define any page ranges.

  • Depending on the job type that you choose, Dorico switches the orientation for you. The changed orientation is immediately displayed in the music area. If this is not what you want, you can override the orientation in the Page Setup section.

  • All of the job types allow printing either onto a single side of each sheet of paper or on both sides of the paper.


It is usual to print booklets, spreads, and 2-up onto paper in landscape orientation. Printing one page to each sheet typically uses portrait orientation, unless the layout itself uses landscape orientation.

Also in the Job Type section, you can choose which pages you want to print/export.

All Pages

Allows you to print/export all pages of the selected layouts.

Page Range

Allows you to set a range of pages to be printed. Choosing Page Range makes the following value fields available:

  • From

    Allows you to set the first page in the range you want to print/export.

  • to

    Allows you to set the last page in the range you want to print/export.