Layout Transposition Warning for piano

Dorico Pro 3.5 just gave me a Layout Transposition Warning when I exported a PDF of a piano part.

I’ve never seen this before, and I’ve done many PDF exports, including piano parts. So far, it’s only happened in this file (which started as an XML import from Sibelius).

How can I stop this?

In Clef and Transposition Overrides window in Setup mode for the piano layout, it shows no overrides.

In Layout Options, “Transposing Layout” is un-checked.


By default all part layouts are transposing, whether or not they contain transposing instruments. The warning appears if you try to print or export any part layout that is set to concert pitch, whether or not that layout contains transposing instruments.

The solution is to keep your part layouts set to transposed. In this case the warning is harmless, so you can safely ignore it.

I don’t understand the logic behind this, but at least I have a solution!

I guess this is just a random error in XML import or export, as I haven’t [yet] seen it in other files transferred over from Sibelius - they have “Transposing Layout” checked.

Checking that box in this file did indeed solve the problem.

Thanks, Leo!

It does the same thing for choral reductions. Hopefully this warning dialogue will becomee more intelligent in the future.