Opening projects/files

You can open existing Dorico projects as well as MusicXML and MIDI files.


  1. In the Hub, click Open or import file.
  2. Locate and select the files you want to open.
  3. Click the file to open it.

    If you opened a file from a read-only location, a warning message is displayed.


The selected file is opened.

If you opened a MusicXML or MIDI file, Dorico for iPad creates a new Dorico project file from the MusicXML or MIDI content.

If MusicXML files include page size, margin, and staff size settings, Dorico for iPad imports those values. If they are not included, Dorico for iPad creates suitable settings according to the number of instruments in the file.


In Dorico for iPad, the maximum number of players you can have in a single project depends on whether you are signed in/subscribed. If you open a project that contains more than your maximum number of players, it opens in read-only mode.