Question about frames in Engrave mode

Hello all,

I have a question about using frames in dorico - am I doing something wrong?

In my vocal score for an opera, I have dialogue in text frames, some on text-only pages, and some with a mixture of text and music frames.

Then, my client says “please can you delete between letters B and C in no.5”. This shortens no. 5 by a page, at which point all of numbers 6-10 shuffle backwards, leaving the text on the original pages, so I have to go back and re-do the whole vocal score from no.5 onwards.

Am I doing something wrong?

Thank you!


In the Pages section in the right panel of Engrave mode, select the first affected page, shift-click the last affected page, right-click > Move Pages, then move to before one page before the first selected
page. (I really did mean what I just typed.)

That should shuffle all the overrides back forward by a single page, compensating for the section you’ve removed.

This will only work if the change is exactly a page, given that Frames are locked to a position on a specific page, not a specific bar. For this reason you may want to Lock the layout (left panel of Engrave mode) before you remove the bars between B and C.


Fab. Thank you! Much time now saved…