Text formatting

Dorico Pro combines different settings for the appearance of text, meaning that you can format fonts and texts in different places depending on their function.

For example, you can change the font family used for all text notations in your project in the Edit Font Styles dialog and all other text in the Paragraph Styles dialog, where you can also make specific changes for when that font is used for titles.

  • Paragraph styles apply to whole text frames or all text within a single text object. They are also used for other text used in the music, such as bar numbers and staff labels.

  • Character styles apply to individual selections, meaning you can apply different character styles to each word within the same text frame.

  • Font styles apply to items that use text but are not text frames or text objects, such as tempo marks and dynamics.

If you open a project that contains fonts not installed on your computer, the Missing Fonts dialog opens and allows you to select replacement fonts as substitutes.