Making layouts transposing/concert pitch

You can change whether each layout in your project is transposing or concert pitch. In Dorico for iPad, 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. Open Layout Options in any of the following ways:
    • Press Cmd-Shift-L.

    • In the toolbar, click Application Menu Application Menu button and choose 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 or by clicking and dragging across multiple layouts.

  3. Click Players in the category list.
  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 change the layout transposition in the View Options dialog. This automatically updates the layout option but only for the layout currently open in the music area.