This is an exercise I entered today, and this is Dorico’s default output.
While this isn’t “bad”, it is certainly not as good as Dorico handles other types of spacings. And I know Dorico has a lot of the right “thoughts” on how things should be…
So I was wondering is there a way to just simply “recalculate” where things should be to tighten up this spacing a little more in the first 2 lines? And if not… how about the idea of a “recalculate” function. One that is 100% user invoked, and never done on its own. One that can be selected for a selection of music (not necessarily the entire flow), and the user hits this “recalculate” function, and in places such as the example above, Dorico would be able to recognize that there is room to move stuff into the first 2 lines.
It’s been a while since I have used Finale, but if memory serves me correctly… years ago there used to be a function along the lines of “Update Note Spacing” and after your music was entered, you could invoke this function and Finale would do it’s best to respace things.