Odd beaming

Why would Dorico beam a 5/4 measure this way?


And how can I fix it?

Try entering the meter as [1+1+1+1+1]/4 and that should correctly show the beats. Alternatively you can use force duration. Here’s what I get using [1+1+1+1+1]/4:

How did this music come about – was it an import or a native Dorico project? If it was imported, selecting suspect passages and resetting its appearance/position and beaming could correct any errors due to import gremlins.

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Thanks. It is a native Dorico project.

Thanks very much. This solution worked, though I cannot understand why Dorico would notate this measure in this way under any circumstances.

You’re right. It’s curious how Dorico parses meters.

a case of Potato Potahto?

The version [1+1+1+1+1]/4 parses better. As a player that would read better for me.