Making layouts transposing/concert pitch

You can change whether each layout in your project is transposing or concert pitch. In Dorico Elements, full score layouts are concert pitch and part layouts are transposing by default.

For example, full scores are often concert pitch, to show notes at their sounding pitch, but part layouts are transposing so the player can read the notes they must play in order to achieve the desired sounding pitch.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-L to open Layout Options.
  2. In the Layouts list, select the layouts you want to make transposing/non-transposing.

    By default, the layout currently open in the music area is selected when you open the dialog. You can select other layouts by using the selection options in the action bar, clicking and dragging across multiple layouts, Shift-clicking adjacent layouts, and Ctrl/Cmd-clicking individual layouts.

  3. In the category list, click Players.
  4. In the Players section, activate/deactivate Transposing layout.
  5. Click Apply, then Close.


The selected layouts are transposed pitch when Transposing layout is activated, and concert pitch when it is deactivated.


You can also make layouts transposing by choosing Edit > Transposed Pitch, and concert pitch by choosing Edit > Concert Pitch. This automatically updates the layout option but only for the layout currently open in the music area.