This notation reference contains information about the accepted conventions for presenting different notations and how to change their appearance and placement in Dorico Elements, both for individual items and by changing default settings.

It also contains instructions for inputting more complex notations, such as cross-staff glissando lines, which are described in the corresponding chapter.

Tasks in the notation reference outline the default per-layout changes you can make in Layout Options, such as changing the frequency of bar numbers, and the individual changes you can make to items, which often involve using properties in the Properties panel.

More detailed default options, such as precise spacing gaps between different items, are available in Dorico Pro.

You can find basic input methods for notations in the Write mode chapter.