Page breaks


Does anyone know why Dorico is sometimes setting page breaks although theres enough space for a system? How can I avoid these breaks?


Not without seeing the document itself.

Sometimes it errs on the side of caution. You can always use Frame Breaks to insist on 2 systems per page.

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Clearly these pages are just on the edge of fitting 2 systems. Forcing a number of systems in a frame can result in collisions, so I would first try:

  • reduce gaps in Layout Options > Vertical Spacing (staff-to-staff and inter-system)
  • reduce the space size a tiny bit
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You can also set a fixed casting off of 2 systems per frame.

For an overview as to the calculations involved, watch this video (especially from around 36mins in) –

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