Beaming syncoptations

This has probably been discussed here before. Please check the image. I have a 4/4 bar with some syncopations, followed by a 5/4 bar with exact the same rhythm. It displays differently. I checked the notation options for beaming but I must be overlooking something. Problem is the syncopated 8 note across 1rst and 2nd beam. How can I split this into 2 tied 16 notes so I can then regroup the beams


ok solved it [1+1+1+1+1]/4

The simplest way is to re-enter your 5/4 time signature as shift-m [1+1+1+1+1]/4 This tells Dorico to beam each crotchet separately.

I often have to do the [1+1+1+1+1]/4 solution, but shouldn’t that already be standard beaming for 5/4? 5/4 is not like 5/8, which is often conducted in 2 (3+2, 2+3). In my experience, 5/4 is conducted in 5 in moderate to slow tempi, although, of course, it can be conducted in 2 in the right circumstance.

It might be a cool feature to change beaming via properties. You could choose ( 2+3 / 3+2), with per beat beaming being standard, or (per beat / long-short/short-long), or something more elegant.