Note groupings in 6/8

Hey guys, I have just imported a music XML file into dorico, and have the following note grouping coming up quite a bit:

Is there a way to get the tied notes to appear as a quaver without having to manually edit them all? I couldn’t see a setting for that particular situation, but I might have missed it.

Also, there is a bit of this weird beam behaviour going on:

Screen Shot 2021-05-07 at 8.56.08 pm

Any idea what could be causing that over hanging beam, and how to fix it? It happens in a few places throughout the score.

Many thanks!


As it’s an XML import, I’d recommend selecting everything and choosing Edit > Beaming > Reset Beaming just to be sure (unless there’s specific beaming choices you really want to keep). It might also be worth making sure notes don’t have Force Duration activated (the clamp icon in the Notes toolbox on the left in Write mode).

I think the tied semiquavers in 6/8 is expected - I’m not sure there’s a default to get dotted quaver - quaver - semiquaver. It’s a little bit of work, but you can select all the tied semiquavers, press O, then 4 then 5 to force them all to be quavers.

Thanks @Lillie_Harris, I really appreciate your response - both suggestions were great (although the 2nd not as automated as I’d hoped!). Cheers!