Graphic Slices | New Features in Dorico 3.5

🎬  This article is a transcription of one of the excellent tutorial videos posted to the official Dorico YouTube channel.

Presented here in written form with the kind permission of its creator, Anthony Hughes, this tutorial is titled “Graphic Slices in Dorico Pro 3.5″…

Hello, I’m Anthony Hughes, and I’m here to show you the new graphic slices feature that allows you to define specific areas of your music to export in a variety of graphic formats.

Graphic Slices panel (00:21)

In Engrave mode there is now a new special editing mode that can be enabled via this new Graphic Slices button in the toolbox.

Create a slice (00:31)

Click the Create Slice button,

and drag out on the page the area you would like to export.

You can interact with the Graphic Slices in the same way as you do music, text and graphics frames, dragging them to a new position, or using the handles to edit their shape and size. Fine-tune using the properties panel

Dorico Slice Properties

or the usual key commands of Alt and the arrow keys.

You can create as many slices as you need, and they will appear in the table. Rename slices to give them more meaningful names. These names will be used as their filename. The page number on which the slice is situated is also shown.

Setting the options (01:14)

You can choose the graphic file format that will be used for the export, along with colour and resolution settings.

[Available graphic file formats are PDF, PNG, SVG, and TIFF. Resolution settings are available for the bitmapped formats PNG and TIFF. ]

Set the destination folder where you would like the graphic file to be created,

or leave it blank to export the slices to the same location as the Dorico project.

When multiple slices are selected in the table any changes you make to the options apply to all selected slices.

Exporting slices (01:39)

When you are ready to create your graphic files, click Export All at the bottom of the panel, or make a selection of one or more slices in the table to export only those files.

Delete slices (01:52)

Delete slices by selecting them in the table or on the page and pressing the delete button, or by using the backspace or delete key command.

I do hope you have found this video helpful. If you have, please click the thumbs up button below to let me know you’ve liked it, and subscribe to the Dorico YouTube channel today to see many more videos like this one.

I’m Anthony Hughes. Thanks for watching.

Grafik-Slices | Neue Funktionen in Dorico 3.5

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