I have been stuck for days trying to create a title page.
Once I create a title page, if it is messed up, I don’t see how to delete it and try again: I just have to close the file without saving and start over.
When I load a graphic in a graphic frame, it is always too small. If I go back into Paint and resize it, the next time I start over and insert the graphic, it is still the small size as before in Dorico.
I see no way to stretch or fit graphics.
I know people use text borders and separators, but I don’t understand how they are doing it.
I spent money on text borders and separators and I can’t use them: they are always too small when I insert them. (They are huge in other programs like Word and PowerPoint.
OK, this is ridiculous. I made a top and bottom border exactly the same number of pixels wide. When I insert the top and bottom images, the top one is smaller. I really cannot understand why it is so hard to paste an image in the title page.
OK, it’s got to do with those padlock symbols; but I was able to get one (top) image in at the right size by turning on the locks off. Then when I tried to add the second (bottom) separator, I couldn’t turn all the locks off: I’d turn off two and then when I tried to turn off a third lock, one or two of the others came back on. It was like Whack-a-Mole.
Deleting a title page to start again: how are you creating your title page, by inserting a page directly into a layout, or creating a custom page template and editing that? If the former, remove the page override. If the latter, you can delete the page template.
Graphics inside graphics frames don’t stretch. Their height and width depend on the height/width of the frame. If your frames are both the same width and height, then the same image loaded into them should be the same size. If one frame is taller, the image can likewise be bigger.
I am going into Engrave mode and just adding pages to the front of the score. No templates involved. I do not see how to delete the pages if I don’t like them.
I click the icon to add a graphic image and I make the frame the full width of the page (margin to margin). (An 8.5x11 page should be 2,550 pixels.) Whether I insert an image that is 1,000 pixels wide or 2,000 pixels wide, it appears as the same size on the title page. I do not understand this. I use an image editing program to size the graphics, but it doesn’t seem to affect the size when I add them to the page.
Follow the link in my previous reply to find out how to remove page overrides, which reverts pages to following the default First/Default page templates. It can take a little bit of getting your head around until you’re comfortable with how this all works! But you’ll get it I’m sure.
It’s not the width alone that determines the size of the image displayed on the page: it’s also the height of the frame, because Dorico has to fit the whole image inside the frame, and it won’t stretch or scale the image. So the displayed image can only be as tall as the frame, and as wide as the frame.
I understand that, and I’m giving you as clear a pointer as I can to the correct method to do exactly that: please click this link, read the instructions, and replicate those steps in your project you’ll end up with the page removed.
Removing overrides from empty pages deletes them from the layout.
If you want me to take a look at the project itself to give more precise feedback, either post it here (with or without the music) or you can message me privately and send it that way. I’m travelling over the next day and a bit though, so might not be able to look at it straight away.
I think what the issue is here, is that even after reading the relevant help pages about four times (after 2 cups of coffee even…), the meaning of “locked” and “unlocked” feels completely upside down to me. Granted, I’m not a native speaker, but this:
unlock the bottom constraint to give the frame a fixed height.
in all honesty does not make immediate sense to me at least…
Yes, it’s a bit “weird”. At first you would think that a locked frame might have the same size. But it means that the frame border is locked to the margins. And to be fair, if you hover over the locks, the text is “lock to … margin”.
The good thing to handle it like this is, that you can easily change page margins page sizes without getting a mess.
It makes perfect sense when you use the same template with another size of page — and it’s a brilliant idea. The sides where the frames are locked to keep the exact same sizes defined in the properties.
Perhaps if the icons were push-pins (not suggesting this) and the tool-tip said “pin to bottom” or “pin right,” some folks would understand more quickly. I find the height property a very helpful way to make fields match.