I have a couple of questions concerning the layout of the attached. Originally this project was imported (MusicXML uncompressed) from Sibelius v.7 as a way of learning Dorico. There are two layout issues, which I don’t seem to be able to address in Engrave mode:
Firstly, I cannot manipulate the first staff to reduce the space taken up by the multirest (there is another flow, with a similarly distended single measure rest). If I select bars 1-5 to make a single system, this doesn’t respace the multirest, and actually forces more bars onto the next page! I’ve tried Note Spacing (selecting the first two systems) and then Engrave>Note Spacing>Reset Layout, which has no effect. Subsequently, Engrave>Note Spacing>Reset Selected Systems, which also has no effect.
I have altered some of the settings in Engraving Options>Rests>Spacing, but since they made no difference, they are now returned to the default settings.
Second issue: the whole of this flow sought to be on a single page (as it is in Sibelius - margins and staff size are the same). I’ve removed rehearsal marks (and Coda marks temporarily) in order to get a more uniform staff spacing; and tried to contain the flow on a single page, but I can’t get satisfactory staff spacing. Staff size is 4 (4.61pt/6.5mm) – I don’t want to reduce the staff size (and, as I say, it works in Sibelius). Casting Off options (Setup>Layout Options) are as default.
I’ve scoured the PDF manual, the Help menu, searched the forum, and sat through several YouTube videos, without success. What am I missing?
Thanks for advice,