I have to engrave a string quartet to be read on 12,9 inches iPad Pros. What is the best “paper” format you suggest and the ideal margins and staff size? It is required to have two systems per pages in landscape view.
Hi @francisb ,
just as an exercise I tried to make some layouts for a string quartet (Brahms), adapting the stave sizes to 60% for the 3 staves, apart from the one that should be read from the player in that particular layout (like in a Piano and Violin for example), is possible to have 2 Systems per page were the main staff is at 7mm, and the player can have a look at what the other are playing…
Here attached an example, maybe it can be useful to understand what I mean (ignore the Full Score but look at the parts layouts: vn1, vn2, vla, vc) (it was a fast xml import so don’t be bothered by the strange spacings etc…, and I added an empty flow 1 just to have the Romanza numbered correctly in its Flow heading example quartett layout for iPad 12.dorico (1.1 MB)
It seems like Dorico “thinks” of page sizes in terms of pixels at 72 PPI. For example, Letter size is defined in the scorelibrary.xml file as 612 x 792. The 12.9 iPad Pro is 264 PPI so if I scale 2048 x 2732 to 72 PPI, that should be 559 x 745.
I don’t own an iPad Pro, but here’s a zipped doricolib file that will add those dimensions as an “iPad Pro” page size in Layout Options / Page Setup / Page Size. The file also includes an “iPad (8th gen)” size too as that’s what I have. If any one wants to add the doricolib file to their DefaultLibraryAdditions folder, set up a file, then open the resultant PDF in an iPad Pro, I’d be curious to hear if it is defined correctly. The “iPad (8th gen)” size opens correctly in ForScore on my 8th gen iPad anyway.
I have been setting a 3mm margin and choose the “Concert” paper size (for the PDF) for a few years now, from the 9.7in iPad originally and through to the 12.9in which works. I sometimes play with the rastral size.