Exporting layouts as graphics files

You can export layouts as a variety of graphics files, such as PDF or PNG.


You can export layouts with different image settings and export paths simultaneously.


  1. In the Layouts panel, select the layouts you want to export.

    The layout selector in the toolbar is disabled in Print mode. To show a different layout in the print preview area, select it in the Layouts panel.

  2. In the Print Options panel, choose Graphics in the Destination section.
  3. Optional: Change the image settings for the selected layouts.
  4. Optional: Change the export path for the selected layouts.
  5. Optional: If you want to change the file name recipe, click File Name Options to open the Export File Names dialog.
  6. Optional: In the Export File Names dialog, change the file name recipe for your selected graphics file formats.

    We recommend including the Page number token for PNG, SVG, and TIFF files as each page in layouts using these formats is exported as a separate file.

  7. Optional: Specify a range of pages/flows.
  8. In the Page Setup section, choose the page orientation you want.
  9. In the Annotations section, activate each annotation you want to add to the selected layouts.

    Watermarks are only included in layouts exported as Color graphics.

  10. Click Export.


The selected layouts are exported as the selected graphics format using the file name recipe set for their graphics file format in the Export File Names dialog. They are saved in the folder set in the Destination folder field, or in the same folder as the project file if the set export path is no longer accessible.

Exported layouts use the page size set for the layout on the Page Setup page in Layout Options.

If your selection included part layouts set to concert pitch that contain transposing instruments, Dorico Pro shows a warning and offers to switch them all to transposed pitch before printing/exporting. You can also select which layouts you want to switch to transposed pitch or proceed anyway with no changes.

  • You can choose to show a warning when printing/exporting concert or transposed pitch full score and custom score layouts in Preferences > General > Files.

  • You can assign key commands to different printing and exporting commands on the Key Commands page in Preferences.