Introduction to inputting and editing

Dorico distinguishes the processes for inputting and editing music.

Whenever you see the caret, you are inputting new music. When you do not see the caret, you are editing existing music.

You can switch back and forth between inputting and editing.

We recommend that you spend a moment to understand the difference between how Dorico behaves if the caret is shown and if it is not. In the latter case, all editing functions operate on the items that you have selected in the music area.