New features

New Features in Version 3.5.10

Tempo track import
  • When importing tempo tracks, you can now choose to import into a new flow instead of an existing flow. See Importing tempo tracks.

Figured bass improvements
  • The figured bass popover now accepts and interprets more entries, including double and triple accidentals and the overall and suspension durations of figured bass figures. See Figured bass popover.

Condensing options
Tokens for project file name
  • New tokens that display the file name of the current project and the path to the project’s save location in addition to its file name are now available. See Text tokens.

Text improvements
  • You can now set paragraph styles to show borders by default when used in text objects, and specify that text objects positioned rhythmically at the start of systems align with the start of the system. See Paragraph Styles dialog.

Deleting and renaming endpoint configurations
  • There is a new Edit Endpoint Configurations dialog that allows you to rename and delete custom endpoint configurations. It also displays the plug-ins and players contained in each endpoint configuration. See Edit Endpoint Configurations dialog.

Expression map playback options overrides
  • You can now override individual playback options in each expression map independently. See Expression Maps dialog.

Guitar post-bends
  • You can now show post-bends, including microtonal post-bends, on notes belonging to fretted instruments. See Guitar post-bends.

Custom line improvements
  • You can now optionally set a middle thickness for wedge line bodies, for example, to create a single wedge line body that starts thin, gets thicker in the middle, then thin again at the end. See Edit Line Bodies dialog.

Rehearsal mark enclosures

New Features in Version 3.5.0


Layouts with clef/transposition overrides
  • You can now override the clef and/or transposition of each layout, for example, to show the music of the same player with different clefs and/or transpositions in different layouts. This is a common requirement in pieces for wind/concert bands and ensembles with flexible instrumentation. See Layouts with clef/transposition overrides.

Properties panel control
  • New options have been added to the top of the Properties panel, allowing you to search and filter properties, making it easier to find properties for items with many possible groups. See Properties panel (Write mode).

  • You can now change the property scope for local properties, allowing you to specify in advance that you want subsequent changes to affect all layouts and frame chains. See Changing the property scope.

Pitch before duration note input
Manual staff visibility
Blank staves
  • You can now automatically fill pages after the final flow in layouts with blank staves, including filling the width of the final system with blank staves when the final system is not fully horizontally justified. This is a convention used by some copyists when preparing parts for recording sessions. See Hiding/Showing blank staves after final flows.

  • You can also fill individual music frames with blank staves rather than flows, which can be useful when producing educational worksheets or plain manuscript paper. See Showing blank staves in frames.

Condensing section players and divisi staves
Graphic slices
  • Dorico Pro now allows you to export portions of pages using graphic slices. You can export graphic slices as PDF, PNG, SVG, and TIFF files. See Graphic slices.

Expression map improvements
  • A number of new options have been added to the Expression Maps dialog, allowing you to create new and edit existing expression maps more easily and with better results in playback. See Expression Maps dialog.

Used chord diagrams grids
  • You can now automatically show a grid above the start of each flow that contains all chord diagrams used in the flow, including different voicings of the same chord. See Hiding/Showing used chord diagrams grids.

Figured bass
  • Dorico Pro now offers comprehensive support for figured bass, including allowing you to input figures using numbers or chord symbols, from which Dorico Pro calculates the figures required. There is a wide range of options for the appearance of figures and alterations. See Figured bass.

Guitar techniques
  • Guitar bends, releases, and vibrato bar dives and returns with bend intervals of up to a whole step (tone) are now reflected in playback as smooth adjustments in pitch. See Guitar bends.

  • Dorico Pro now supports a variety of techniques typically found in music for guitars, such as microtonal post-bends in Blues music and vibrato bar dives and scoops. These techniques can be shown on both notation staves and tablature. See Guitar techniques.

Custom lines
  • You can now fully customize both horizontal and vertical lines using the available dialogs that allow you to edit the respective line components. See Custom lines.

More New Features

Workspace customization
  • You can now change the page color according to the layout type, such as having a different color for pages in part layouts than in full score layouts. See Changing the page color.

  • You can now change the background color of the music area, including setting different colors for Write mode and Engrave mode. See Changing the background color.

XML import/export improvements
  • Text playing techniques, such as pizz. and arco, are now included when importing MusicXML files. Additionally, Dorico Pro now identifies text-based objects, such as tempo marks, more reliably. See Importing MusicXML files.

  • Non-default noteheads, absolute and gradual tempo marks, a wider range of time signatures, percussion instruments and kits, and more dynamics than previously, including messa di voce hairpins with specific line styles, are all now included when exporting projects to MusicXML. See Exporting MusicXML files.

Condensing improvements
  • There is now a filter for selecting and deselecting condensing change signposts. See Filters.

Instant print preview
Hiding text objects
  • You can now hide individual text objects, either in the current layout and frame chain only or in all layouts and frame chains. This allows you, for example, to show text objects in part layouts without showing them in the full score as well. See Hiding/Showing text objects.

Slur improvements
  • When changing the angle of slurs, you no longer need to hold down Alt/Opt to retain their overall shape. See Changing the angle of slurs.

Default barline type
Clef transposition
  • You can now change the octave transposition of individual clefs, for example, to accommodate different horn and bass clarinet transposition conventions. See Changing the octave of clefs.

  • You can also change whether Dorico Pro respects or ignores clef octave indicators when determining the register of notes, such as for the treble G clef, octave above. See Respecting/Ignoring clef octave indicators.

Last but Not Least

Value field calculations
Beaming options
  • New beaming options have been added to the Beam Grouping page in Notation Options and the Notes and Beams pages in Engraving Options. They allow for improved control over beam slants and handling rests within beams. See Rests within beams.

Custom tunings for chord diagrams
  • Any custom fretted instrument tunings in your project are now available when showing chord diagrams above staves and in used chord diagrams grids. See Hiding/Showing chord diagrams.

Breath mark vertical position
  • You can now change whether or not to move breath marks vertically according to the pitches of adjacent notes, such as positioning breath marks higher above the staff when they are between high notes so they are easier to see. See Positions of holds and pauses.

Jazz articulation playback
  • Jazz articulations now play back, provided your sound library includes the corresponding samples. See Jazz articulations.

Rehearsal marks below bottom staff
Stems background erasure
Time signature background erasure