Resetting casting off

You can delete all system and frame breaks in individual layouts and return the layouts to their default casting off and spacing settings.


  • The left zone is shown.

  • Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.


  1. In Engrave mode, open the layout whose casting off you want to reset.
  2. In the Formatting panel, click Reset Layout in the Lock Layout section.


All system and frame breaks in the layout open in the music area are deleted. The layout returns to following its default casting off and spacing settings.

  • The system and frame breaks have Wait for next system break and Wait for next frame break activated in the Format group of the Properties panel by default. Because this property tells Dorico Pro to include all music in the system until the next system break, frame break, or the end of the flow, if you later delete subsequent system or frame breaks, this can create very full, tightly spaced systems.

  • You can assign a key command for Reset Layout on the Key Commands page in Preferences.