I have a basic problem I get very often and I can’t find a decent solution:
I have f.e. a choir score with 4 staves per system, this gives me 3 systems of 4 per page.
Now, on some pages dorico makes very big spaces between the 3 systems and very small spaces between the staves. I would like to adjust this: reduce the space between the systems and expand the spaces between the individual staves evenly.
Maybe (hopefully) I am missing something, but so far I found no acceptable way to do this.
Of course, it is possible to set all spacings for each line individually, but doing this by drag and drop is hard to get evenly and to do it for a whole score is very tedious and annoying. Other possibility is, to calculate it: reduce the big spaces a given amount and adding this evenly to all other spaces and enter these values in the vertical space page. This gives a good even layout, but it is even more tedious and annoying. I don’t want to work that way!
Pressing Alt while moving a staff gives the possibility to compress the spaces between staves evenly when reaching the bottom margin of the page, but there seems to be no way to expand the spaces evenly.
When I use the global settings and increase the minimum margin between systems, I get the problem, that many pages will only get 2 systems, and I have to sort out the mess on a lot of other pages, which in the end is also annoying. (Also: this seems to be the wrong way, because the minimum margin is fine the way I have it, the problem I have exists mainly on pages, that do not need as much vertical space as others)
So, to all you experts out there:
Is there some way, to expand (and reduce) the spaces of a given group of staves evenly in an efficient manner? This seems to be a very basic every day task, but somehow I can’t find a good way to solve this.
Any help would be very much appreciated!