Annotations provide additional information for printed or exported documents, such as the date and time it was printed. Publishers and printing agencies can use these to identify and register printed images correctly or to embed exported graphics files into a desktop publishing application.

When printing/exporting your layouts for publication, you can include typical annotations. You can also allow Dorico Pro to print or export any view options that you have activated in your project.


Crop marks and the border can only be printed if the page size is smaller than the paper size.

The Annotations section of the Print Options panel contains the following options:

Crop marks

Adds short vertical and horizontal lines at each of the four corners of the page.


Adds an outline around the edge of the page dimensions.

Date and time

Adds the date and time of printing at the bottom of each page.


Adds large translucent text across the middle of each page. This is useful for indicating that this version is a draft, proof, or perusal score.

In the Watermark field at the bottom of the section, you can enter the text that you want to show on each page.

  • Watermarks use the Print Watermark Font font style. You can edit the formatting of this font in the Edit Font Styles dialog; for example, to change its font size.

  • Watermarks are only included in layouts exported as Color graphics.

View options

Adds all active view options, such as signposts, comments, and note and rest colors, to the printout or exported graphic.