A workaround for persuading Dorico 3.5 to beam/group 2/2 like 4/4

I’m starting a new thread as there are quite a few threads that I could bump, on this subject. I’m not entirely sure why it’s taken me quite so long to come up with this idea. If someone came up with it years ago, I sincerely apologise!

Anyway, if you don’t want to sit through five minutes of my rambling, the idea is this:

  1. Input a 4/4 time signature where (rather than a bar later than) you want to display a 2/2.
  2. Set the 4/4 time signature to show as “Common/Cut Common”.
  3. Edit the Music Symbol for “Common” in order that it shows a 2/2 time signature.
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Great solution, thanks! I’m still on the fence about whether I should select the Save as Default option, but good to know it is possible too.

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Brilliant! Thanks for such straightforward solution to this common and vexing issue.

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Very clever! I hope this workaround will be obsolete soon though. (Nothing personal, Leo :wink: )

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Me too, Hugo, me too.