Changing your preferred unit of measurement

You can change your default preferred unit of measurement to be used throughout Dorico Elements for options that use absolute measurements, such as the size of page margins in Layout Options. It does not affect options that are relative to the size of staves, such as options in Notation Options.


  1. Press Ctrl/Cmd-, to open Preferences.
  2. In the category list, click General.
  3. In the General section, select one of the following options from the Preferred unit of measurement menu:
    • Points (pt)

    • Millimeters (mm)

    • Inches (in)

    • Centimeters (cm)

  4. Click Apply, then Close.