# Moving a unisono note in cross-staff notation

Hi! As the screenshot shows, I need to move the top d some distance to the right, so the stems align. Is there a way to do that? Have looked through the many options in Write and Engrave mode, but haven’t been successful so far. – Thank you!

Ah, I guess the easiest way is to NOT scale the very first note in the quintuplet…
Does anybody know of other methods? Like moving the stem (manually)?

Not scaling the first note leaves a thicker stem, so…

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Simply changing the voice column doesn’t work?

Thank you for your input, @fratveno !
Working through the “notehead creation” options. Currently a new notehead is moved next to the cross-staffed notehead (they do not overlap) - why?
(Also: what is the mathematics behind resizing a down-scaled note to its original size again? A grace note is currently set to 70%; the new notehead is set to a scale of 185% – I am ashamed not to see the correlation there…)

@Romanos Thank you for your feedback, too! Unfortunately I do not know Dorico well enough yet (still a newbie), so I have no idea what you mean. Would you mind to explain your idea for me, please?

UPDATE: @Romanos Got it! But no, it does not fix the problem. Instead, the note is moved aside from the cross-staffed note.

Now that it is in its own voice column, you can use the note spacing tool to fix it as you’d like. Click on the main column, then a secondary handle appears and you can move that.

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Indeed, voice column adjustment is probably the easiest solution… except I’ve personally concluded that in Dorico, avoiding manual adjustments if at all possible, is always preferable

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@fratveno And do you happen to have a formula at hand, how ratios of scaled-down => scaled-up notes relate to each other mathematically?

It’s about the easiest formula I can think of: 1/x

Ex.: The inverse of 125% = 1 / 1.25 = 0.8 = 80%.