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How to Work with Text Styles | Engrave Mode in Dorico

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This video covers important aspects of text styles when in Engrave mode. Learn to make the most of shortcuts for Paragraph Styles, inheriting style properties from other styles as well as entering music symbols from Bravura. For more information on Standard Music Font Layout (SMuFL), visit: https://w3c.github.io/smufl/gitbook/ We hope you find this video entertaining and useful. If you like what you see, please leave a comment and tell us what you think. Thank you. Your Steinberg YouTube Team Check out the trial version of Dorico and lay hands on the exciting features Dorico has to offer: https://www.steinberg.net/en/products/dorico/try_dorico_now.html Get more detailed information on Dorico products from our website: https://www.steinberg.net/dorico Buy Dorico in the Steinberg Online Shop: https://www.steinberg.net/en/shop/buy_product/product/dorico.html Whether you require assistance with registration and activation/re-activation through our support forums and Knowledge Base support articles or simply want to read the latest support news, you can find all information in one place: https://helpcenter.steinberg.de Also make sure to... Like our Facebook page and stay informed on insights, news, announcements and updates, events and live streams. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/steinberg Subscribe to our dedicated Dorico YouTube channel and learn the ropes of using Dorico by watching practical video tutorials and other interesting features: https://www.youtube.com/dorico On Twitter, stay up to date with latest news, updates and special offers anytime and anywhere: https://twitter.com/steinbergmedia Follow us on Instagram for full picture coverage on launch events, trade shows and other exciting occasions: https://www.instagram.com/steinbergmedia/ Check out our SoundCloud profile and listen to the many demo tracks we’ve got listed there: https://soundcloud.com/steinbergmedia
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Text Comments (13)
Wim Lasoen (3 months ago)
I am working on my very first project with this magnificent program and yes, it’s already for large orchestra. Although I already had set a template that somewhat graphically fitted my company’s specific needs, along the way of actually doing my first score I made a lot of tweakings I definitely want to keep for other projects. There must be a way, otherwise Dorico would’nt be Dorico, to use your carefully considered tweaking to your own specific layout styles and engraving properties again and again on other files, weather that being a new file, a template or even an old file you’ld like to ‘pimp’. For example, in the ‘other’ program so called libraries would save and load apart from the core of the file, but then again this was just for articulations and so on. Dorico is much more intelligent and features much more possibilities, so I’ld expect that any tweaking of styles must be copyable into other files. I’m sure I’ve overlooked this possibility. Can you help me out?
Cees Leurs (8 months ago)
Very,very helpful. Thanks.
Dennis Larson (1 year ago)
Is there a way to set a "priority index" so that certain types of texts remain in the default position (higher priority), and other text (like chords symbols) move first (lower priority)?
Dorico (1 year ago)
No there isn't, although some items like lyrics and dynamics have options e.g. which one should be nearer the staff.
Dennis Larson (1 year ago)
Very helpful... but how do control the default space above the staff when creating text? I'd like it closer to the staff but can't find how to adjust the default position. I don't want to manually readjust every text entry. <edit> Whoops, I just found it in the Engraving Options. Sorry to bother!
Special Universe (1 year ago)
is there any way to change the font of the instrument names?
Dorico (1 year ago)
Yes, you can change them in Engrave > Paragraph styles and they are the 'staff labels'
Bill Shontz (1 year ago)
Dorico thought of everything except music symbols.... what's up with that? You have to go to a web site, cut and paste the symbol you want to use then paste it in.... very cumbersome...
Dorico (1 year ago)
No, we just haven't implemented a proper music symbols feature for some symbols yet. One day.
Dave McKay (2 years ago)
So simple.
Christopher Fryman (2 years ago)
very helpful indeed. thank you
André van Haren (2 years ago)
so much control, I love it!
Carlos Mariño (2 years ago)
Cool!!!

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