Extending beam over rests

I’ve discovered how to extend a beam over a rest (to the left in this instance). I would like to extend the beam further than the default. Is this currently possible, and if so, how? Also if I have a quaver triplet, where only the middle quaver is a pitch - so that it’s preceded and followed by quaver rests, can I get rid of the flag and have a beam extending left and right?

Many thanks,

Ian Schofield

Take a look at the options on the Beaming page of Notation Options, where you can set up the default approach for how rests should participate in beaming.

Thank you for that, However, I did go there and I could achieve the beaming I wanted, but with stemlets. Can I get rid of the stemlets? It’s extremely likely that I’m missing something blindingly obvious and it’s it’s not an urgent necessity. I’m just attempting a few bars of Bartok 5th string quartet, to familiarize myself with Dorico.

Ian Schofield

I will check with James, who is our beaming guru, but I believe at the moment you can only have a beam extending over a rest at the start or end of a beamed group if it shows a stemlet. I’ll come back to you tomorrow about this.