Changing default beaming

I hope there is a simple answer to this question, that demonstrates that I am just ignorant!

Dorico’s preferred beaming for 1/16th notes in 3/8 is to group by 1/8th note beats in each bar. How do I change this globally so that it all 1/16ths and 1/8ths are beamed together in each bar?

Many thanks to the experts here!


Try typing the time signature as [3]/8.

Thanks for quick response. That does it! I am glad it was just finger trouble on my part.

This option is inexplicitly referred to on page 626 of the section of the manual on “beaming”, which I found; but without a link, and it is explained, though only with reference to unequal time signatures, on page 643. Unfortunately, my reading of the manual has only got as far as page 400-odd. Even so, I don’t think I would have been able to figure out what to do by relying on the manual, without your help.

Is there some way I can make this setting my global default?


No, I’m afraid not at the moment, David.