Hey everyone, is there a way to increase the space between the last note and the end of a bar that splits over a system break? This is easy to do when there’s a barline, but there doesn’t seem to be a handle for the right-hand side of the split system — except for the large system handle, which just increases the system’s right-hand margin.
It seems to work using the small square then the small circle. Gif below:
Good to know. I didn’t think of that, because there are a lot of notes in the column. I need the entire column to have more space to its right, and it’d be safest to not do it as individual edits…
Hmmm, an L.V. tie will create little bit of space. Is that enough? You can then just drag the X value off the page. (Y value affects vertical spacing apparently.)
I face this constantly. The way I solve it is to set dashed bar length to 0, then make that final spot an invisible bar. Then you get a handle.
I do the same. This is why I’ve previously requested that handles either become available at the end of a stave regardless, or we be offered genuine hidden barlines. The latter seems squarely opposed to the “Dorico way” but golly they would be useful. I needed a split bar to be adjusted, as well as a dashed barline elsewhere in a score just last week. Had to fake it with a real barline that I then had to delete in affinity.
Edit: perhaps we could have control over the alpha level of barlines to make them invisible that way.
Both are neat ways around the problem. I’ve got to say, that hidden L.V. tie — I never would have thought of that!
I really like the “Dorico way” of insisting that nonexistent barlines are not a thing, actually, and I actually hope they keep it. I also hope they introduce a handle on the end of the system, since it seems to fit in so well with the suite of spacing tools already available.
Another thought occurred to me that might be more native to doricos “way” of working: perhaps we could insert spacing handles at specific places on the grid? I’m aiming blind here… just desperate for a solution going forward.