make into system option


I wrote a piece of music and Dorico pushed the last bar into a new line/system and I would like esthetically make it into system do all 4 bars will be in one line as appose to 3 bars in the first system and one bar (the last one) is in a new system since it’s easier to read it in groups of 4 or 8 like the option in Sibelius.

Thank you,

We don’t yet have any options to automatically specify a certain number of bars per system or systems per page, but if you go to Engrave mode (Ctrl+3) you can select the first note of the first bar you want to be at the start of the system, and Ctrl+click the last note of the last bar you want to end the system, and choose Make Into System from the left-hand panel.

That worked! Thanks Daniel

I am struggling with a similar situation where the last ‘note’ on the last bar of a piece which shows by itself is a rest. If I select the last actual note, the rest is left by itself on a single line in splendid isolation. If I add an additional note instead of the rest as a work around (intending to delete it when the bars are combined into a system) and try the ‘make into system’ procedure, nothing happens.
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Joe, generally speaking you’d want to select the last barline to be safe, rather than the last note/rest.
In your case you already have System Breaks in place. Just delete the last one.

Thanks for that Peanoleo, I hadn’t realised I had already got some system breaks in place.