Dorico Elements Help

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Tacet is the indication used to show that a player does not play anything in an entire flow, which might be a movement in a symphony or cue in a film score. In Dorico Elements, you can generate tacets automatically.

Dorico Elements shows tacets for flows in part layouts when the following conditions are met:

  • You have removed the player from the flows in which they do not play.

  • The flows are assigned to the part layout.

  • The flows are assigned to the page template frame chain in the part layout.

  • You have chosen to show tacets in the part layout.

An extract of a part layout where the player is tacet in the second flow

We do not recommend that you use Copy Staff Spacing and Lock Frame on pages where tacets are the first or last system in frames. Because tacets do not contain any bars, Dorico Elements cannot insert system or frame breaks at the ends of tacets in order to lock the frame contents.

However, you can insert system and frame breaks at the start of tacets.

You can change the text shown in tacets and the margin above/below them in each layout independently.

Video tutorial about tacets (English)