So here’s a project to demonstrate: I created a specific first flow (by moving things around in engrave mode so I have one bar centered in the middle of the page); then I duplicated the flow, and it copied the frame and the one bar staff, but it’s not in the same place on the page. What I would like is an easy way to copy the first page in this project, formatting and all, to multiple additional flows/pages… Duplicating Flows.dorico (468.4 KB)
@Christian_Klikovits using page templates with frames set up to be the correct size/shape and in the right place on the page is a much more reliable way to reproduce formatting. Moving individual systems up/down and left/right on one page in Engrave mode will only ever be a graphical offset on that page, for that system. Dorico doesn’t store that graphical offset information as part of the flow.
Don’t worry about doing any formatting until all your music is enter. Put the notes in first, then go back and make frame adjustments in Engrave mode as needed.
On a side note, set your Engraving Options, Layout Options and Note Spacing to accomplish the spacing you desire as much as possible. Manually repositioning notes/bars/systems should only be done as a last resort. Ideally, you shouldn’t need to do any of that manually – resist the urge to do so unless absolutely necessary.
I’m setting up graphic slices to export as PNGs that I then use in Final Cut for videos. And the reason the formatting is so important is that when I drop the PNGs into final cut, I want them to automatically appear in the same spot on the screen. Here’s an example of what that looks like:
I don’t think there is a way to have Dorico automatically center the measures, but if you take the largest measures and adjust the borders of the frame on the Page Template to make those fit comfortably, the way the Layout Option is set