Status bar

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The status bar at the bottom of the project window allows you to choose different views and page arrangements for the music area.


Not all options in the status bar are available in all modes.

Status bar with elements labelled
  1. Rhythmic Grid selector

    Allows you to change the rhythmic grid resolution, which affects certain aspects of inputting and editing, such as the amount by which items move.

  2. Layout transposition

    Allows you to change the transposition of the layout currently open in the music area.

  3. Order

    Allows you to change the instrument score order. Only available in Setup mode.

  4. Selection summary

    Displays the following information about the current selection, from left to right:

    • The bar/range of bars of the current selection

    • Summary of the selection; for example, the pitch and voice of a single selected note, or the implied chord of multiple selected notes

  5. Disclosure arrow

    Allows you to hide/show the lower zone.

  6. Follow playhead

    Allows you to enable/disable views in the corresponding window to follow the playhead during playback.

  7. Selection tools

    Allow you to switch between using the Marquee Tool and the Hand Tool.

  8. View type

    Allows you to change the view type of the layout currently open in the music area between page view and galley view.

  9. Page arrangement options

    Allow you to choose between different horizontal and vertical arrangements of either individual pages or pairs of pages, which are called spreads.

  10. Zoom options

    Allow you to change the zoom factor of the music area and its musical contents. There are preset zoom levels, but you can also use a custom zoom level.

  11. MIDI activity indicator/Audio engine connection warning

    Indicates that there might be MIDI or audio problems that require your attention.

    • A brief green light indicates that Dorico Pro is receiving MIDI input from a connected device. If the green light is persistent, a connected MIDI device is sending lots of data, which can cause problems.

    • A warning icon indicates that Dorico Pro is unable to send MIDI events to the audio engine; for example, if no device is chosen or the sample rate is wrong. You can click the warning icon to open the Device Setup dialog, where you can fix the problem in most cases.