Dorico provides a project window and floating windows.

Project Window

You can open multiple project windows for the same or for different projects. The project window consists of several areas.

Figure: Project window

  1. Toolbar

    Allows you to access the modes, the workspace options, the Mixer, and the basic transport options.

  2. Tab bar

    Shows the tabs that are open in Setup, Write, and Engrave mode. If you split the music area and open several tabs, tab groups are shown.

  3. Project start area/music area/event display/print preview area

    When you set up a new empty project, this area in Setup, Write, and Engrave mode shows the project start area that allows you to add your first players. Once you have added a player or an ensemble, this area becomes the music area that shows the score or parts of the score that you set up, write, edit, and format. In Play mode, this area contains an event display that shows the effects of manipulating the playback of your score. In Print mode, the print preview area shows a preview of how your project is going to be printed onto paper or exported into a graphic file format.

  4. Panel

    The panels provide notes and notations that you need to create and edit your music.

  5. Toolbox

    Write mode only: Provides access to various notation items that you can use for your music.

  6. Status bar

    Allows you to choose a different view and page arrangement of the music area.

Floating Windows

Dorico allows you to open floating windows, such as the Mixer and the Transport windows. These can be hidden and shown independent of the mode that is selected in the main window. The following options open floating windows:

Show Mixer

Opens the Mixer window.

Show Transport Bar

Opens the Transport window.