I am engraving a hymn (Old One Hundredth, or the Doxology) which begins with and irregular bar, and the tune ends with an irregular bar; but the hymn is set with a full-size bar immediately following (for the “Amen”).
I have set the music–but my next-to-last bar (the bar before the “Amen”) should be an irregular bar. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to shorten the bar.
In Sibelius it’s easy–Split the bar, and delete the empty part of the bar you don’t want. Voila! You’re left with an irregular bar. How can I achieve this in Dorico?
(For the record, I have spent more than an hour searching the Dorico documentation, and this forum, searching for phrases such as “irregular bar”, “insert irregular bar”, “split bar”, and many others. Lots of search hits–no help.)
I’d very much appreciate help from the community. I’m spending my music time during the summer creating a new set of worship liturgies with Dorico, in part as an opportunity to learn Dorico (after 15+ years with Sibelius). This one bar–one frustrating bar–is keeping me from completing this flow.