Project window

Dorico Elements’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.

Project window with areas labelled

The project window comprises 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

    Displays all open tabs. If you split the music area and open several tabs, tab groups are shown. Available in Setup, Write, and Engrave modes.

  3. Project start area/Music area/Track overview/Print preview area

    The central part of the project window where you work on your project. When you start a new empty project, this area 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 a track overview that displays your music in a similar way to that used in a digital audio workstation, or “DAW”, such as Cubase.

    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. Zones

    Zones on the left, right, and lower edges of the project window contain panels that provide the notes, notations, and functions that you need to create and edit your music. Different panels are available in each zone according to the mode.

  5. Toolboxes

    Toolboxes provide 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.