"Make Into System" not working

Hi everyone,

I’m working on the formatting and engraving for a score, and I’m having a strange issue where sometimes, when I highlight a range of bars and click “Make Into System”, nothing happens. Majority of the time, I encounter this when trying to merge the bars from the final system into the second-last system.

I attached a screenshot here, and as you can see, it looks a bit silly having the final bar be the only one on the last system when it could easily fit in the previous system.

All suggestions are welcome.

Welcome to the forum, Madeline.

Note that steps 1 and 2 of the “Make Into System” procedure are to select something at the beginning of the passage, then Cmd/Ctrl-click the thing you want at the end of the system (Making selections into systems).

This isn’t the same thing as selecting an entire passage.

Assuming you’re in Dorico 4, you might try selecting (just) something in the final bar and typing , (comma) within Engrave mode. This is a quick way of moving a measure to the previous system. “.” (period/full stop) pushes the measure to the next system.