So, I have finally committed to do my first large project with Dorico instead Finale. It’s counterpoint music, fugues, etc. The note spacing in Dorico is so much better for that stuff.
So far I had only done lead sheets and not measured anything. This new project is being assembled from PDF exports in InDesign. For the first time I noticed that all the margins of the PDF exported from Dorico are .75" instead of 0.5". In the layout editor of Dorico the margins look fine.
I checked various settings in Dorico that “seem” to relate to margins but nothing seems to do anything. I noticed that the print/page setup dialog was set to “A4”. But switching to US Letter didn’t help.
Then I measured some of the printouts from earlier lead sheets and noticed that the margins also are .75". That’s why the printouts look quite a bit smaller. So there might be some scaling involved. But I checked and it’s set to print at 100%.
No matter what I have tried I can’t get rid if this extra margin padding which would unfortunately require going back to Finale (no!)
What am I overlooking?