Printing the title name on every page on the parts

I would like to have every page of the parts in an orchestral score printed with the name of the title. How can that be done?

In the Page Template that you’re using for the parts, add the title token “{@projecttitle@}” in a text frame.

Make sense? Or do you need more detail?

You can edit the Default page in the Default Parts page template set, and either replace the existing token (layout name) or just add the project/flow title token in addition to the part name, eg separated by a hyphen.

More detail would be helpful. I tried changing the name on the page itself in Engrave Mode. But it seems I would have to do that for EVERY page throughout the project, which takes way too long. Guess there is a shorter way of doing that.

Thank you @Lillie_Harris , I opened the link, but, again, more detail would be helpful. How would I get to that Page Template page, etc.?

Yes, don’t do that! You will now have “overrides” on every page (shown by the red triangle on the page icon in Engrave mode’s right-hand panel). You need to clear those by right-clicking on a page icon and clicking on “Remove Page Override”.

The whole point of Page Templates is exactly to define one model for all the pages.

In Dorico, always think from the general to the particular. Do something that affects everything in one go; then make manual adjustments only where needed.

You’ll find more about Page Templates in the Help pages.

Engrave mode, lower righthand column.

Thank you, @Derrek , @Lillie_Harris , @DanielMuzMurray , @benwiggy ,
I think I finally got it :sweat_smile: BUT. What if I want the individual instrument also written on the page? Now I have the title, but to also have the instrument name on it, without having to type it in maually for every page, that would be a bummer.

In Derrek’s example, he shows you how to set up the header on the Default page template so that it shows both the title and the instrument name (the “layout name” for parts is generally the same as the player name).

Remember that in Dorico, you shouldn’t ever (or at least, only in very limited circumstances) need to do the same thing on every page or change a setting every time something appears: that’s what the various types of defaults are for! (options dialogs, page templates, etc)

I´m sorry, I still don´t get it. Wish it wasn´t so, but here we go. I click on Engrave Mode.I go to the lower right hand column, there are severasl options: Page Templates, Flow Headings, Page Template Sets. I clicked on each of them, but the screenshot Derek showed looks different - there it says “Project Title Layout Name”. I only have Layout Name. I´m confused, because when I make a change there it only shows the change I made, but not the instrument, anymore.

Derrek’s screenshot was different because he was showing you the end result you want, ie he has already edited his page template. Here’s what he (probably) did:

  1. In Engrave mode, open a part layout in the music area (ie make sure you’re viewing a part layout in the middle).

  2. In the right panel, in the Page Templates section (the section that contains page templates), double-click Default.

  3. You should now get the Default page template appearing in the middle of your window, in the page template editor (ie blank pages, surrounded by a green background – music isn’t shown when you’re editing page templates, because page templates are essentially just arrangements of frames: the same set of frames can show different musical content in different layouts. When you edit page templates, you’re just editing the frames, not the music).

  4. Double-click the text frame at the top of either page (doesn’t matter which).
    (By default, this text frame only contains the layout name token for parts, so that is all that is there at the moment, but you can change this.)

  5. Position the blinking text cursor where you want the title to go (ie at the start of the layout name token, the furthest left you can go).

  6. Right-click, and choose Project Info > Title to add the project title token (or Flow Info > Title if you want to show the flow title, which is useful in multi-movement works, so the header tells you what flow is on that page).
    (These tokens correspond to entries in the Project Info dialog.)

  7. At the moment, these two tokens abut directly. You can add e.g. space hyphen space to separate them.

  8. Click anywhere outside the text frame to leave it.

  9. At the top, click Apply, then Close.

You should now have edited the Default page template to add the project title to the header, followed by a hyphen, followed by the existing layout name. Page 2 onwards in all your parts should update, provided they don’t already have page overrides.

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Thank you so much for the elaborate answer! I guess the missing element was point 6, the right-click. I did what you told me - the result is - as you can see in the screenshot- not what I want. :smiling_face_with_tear:

You’re missing the closing curly brace } at the end of the layout name token.

Ahh, now it becomes clear. So, this is what I have to do: I go to Engrave mode, click the page template, etc. call up the default page, click on the header, then right-click on it, then choose project title, add some space and a comma, and NOT write anything in in addition to what is already there. Those two crucial steps where missing: right-click, and NOT writing anything else in. Thank you!

You can write whatever you want – but in order for tokens to resolve properly, they have to be correctly formed. That includes having {@ and @} at the start and end of the token.

I have also reminded myself that this page in the manual exists, complete with example pictures at the end (I’m currently adding a tip about tokens to it)

Sometimes the trouble is just to find the right question. If I knew all the titles, I would probably refer to the manual much more. But since I´m constantly working under pressure I go the easy way and ask in the forum. You guys have save my petty arse so many times. Maybe sometimes the questions just seem lazy and uninformed, and I guess they are. Well, the longer I work with Dorico, the more I get to know the hang of it. Like with everything - the beginning sucks, and I am positively not clever with programs.