Frames are boxes that allow you to position music, additional text, and graphics on pages. Frames can be any size and shape, as long as they fit within the page margins.

In Engrave mode, you can adjust frames according to your needs, including defining frame constraints that control the relationship between the sides of frames and page margins.

  • You can edit frames when Frames is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

In Dorico Pro, there are the following types of frames:

Music frames

Music frames display the music of selected players and flows or blank staves.

Figure 1. A music frame displaying the start of a piano piece
Text frames

Text frames display text, which you can enter directly or by using text tokens.

Figure 2. A text frame displaying a project title, "Sechs Lieder"
Graphics frames

Graphics frames display the images that you load into them, which can be in a variety of formats.

Figure 3. A graphics frame with image loaded


Figure 4. The first page of a piano piece. It contains a music frame, text frames for the title, dedication, and composer, a flow heading frame inside the top of the music frame, and graphics frames in the top corners.