Project window

Dorico Pro’s main project window allows you to access all the options and tools you need to work on a project. You can open multiple project windows for the same project or for different projects.

The project window consists of the following areas:

  1. Toolbar

    Allows you to access the modes, the workspace options, the Mixer, the Video window, and the main transport options.

  2. Tab bar

    In Setup, Write, and Engrave modes, the tab bar shows the tabs that are currently open. 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

    The central part of the project window where you work on your project. When you set up a new empty project, this area in Setup, Write, and Engrave modes 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 music notation of the currently selected layout. 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 will appear when printed onto paper or exported into a graphics file format.

  4. Panel

    Provides notes and notations that you need to create and edit your music. Different panels contain different items and functions according to the mode.

  5. Toolbox

    Provides access to items and tools that you can use to input and edit your music. Different toolboxes contain different items and tools according to the mode.

  6. Status bar

    Allows you to choose a different view and page arrangement of the music area. It also contains zoom options and a summary of your current selection in the music area.