Layouts panel (Setup mode)

The Layouts panel contains all the layouts in the project, shown in a list. In Setup mode, it is located on the right of the window.

You can hide/show the Layouts panel in Setup mode in any of the following ways:

  • Press Ctrl/Cmd-9.

  • Click the disclosure arrow on the right edge of the main window.

  • Choose Window > Show Right Zone.

Layouts panel in Setup mode

In the Layouts panel, each layout is shown as a card. Each layout card shows the following:

Layout card with elements labelled
  1. Disclosure arrow

    Expands/Collapses the layout card.

  2. Layout type

    Shows the type of layout from the following options:

    • Full score layout Full score layout symbol

    • Instrumental part layout Part layout symbol

    • Custom score layout Custom score layout symbol

  3. Layout name

    Shows the name of the layout. Dorico Pro automatically adds default names depending on the name of the instrument that is assigned to a player and on the type of layout that is added. For example, if you assign a flute to a player, the instrumental part layout automatically gets the same name. If you add an empty instrumental part layout, the layout name shows Empty part and an incremental number if you add multiple empty part layouts.

  4. Page size and orientation

    Shows the size and orientation of the layout as set on the Page Setup page in Layout Options.

  5. Space size

    Shows the space size between two staff lines in points, as set on the Page Setup page in Layout Options. This indicates the size of staves in the layout.

  6. Layout number

    Allows you to set a unique number for the layout that can be used as part of its file name when exported as a graphic. This can be useful to ensure exported part layout files are organized in their orchestral order, as this is usually different to their alphabetical order.

    There is a different layout number sequence for each layout type. For example, full score layouts are numbered independently of part layouts.

The action bar at the bottom of the panel contains the following options:

Add Full Score Layout
Add Full Score Layout button

Adds a full score layout to your project. By default, every player and flow is included in the layout.

Add Instrumental Part Layout
Add Instrumental Part Layout button

Adds an empty instrumental part layout to your project. You can then assign one or multiple players to the layout. By default, part layouts contain all flows that originated in the project.

Add Custom Score Layout
Add Custom Score Layout button

Adds an empty custom score layout to your project. You can then assign players and flows to the layout.

Sort Layouts
Sort Layouts button

Sorts all layouts in the Layouts panel according to their type in the following order: full score layouts, instrumental part layouts, custom score layouts.

You can click and hold or right-click Sort Layouts to change the setting to one of the following options:

  • Layout Number: Sorts layouts within each category according to their current layout number.

  • Instrument Score Order: Sorts layouts within each category according to the corresponding player order in the Players panel.

Layout Options
Layout Options button

Opens the Layout Options dialog for the selected layouts.

Layout Settings
Layout Settings button

Allows you to access settings and controls for the selected layout, for example, to rename the layout.

You can also access layout settings by right-clicking layouts.

Delete Layout
Delete Layout button

Deletes selected layouts from the project.