Partial measure continuing to next staff

I hope I can state this clearly. I don’t have all the words.

Can we start a measure on one line and continue it on the next, i.e., with no barline at the end of the first line? I really need the space! Guitar players can’t turn pages on the fly.


Absolutely, just insert a system break wherever you want the break to occur. There’s a Preference that automatically snaps system/frame breaks to barlines that you’ll need to disable first, though.

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This is what I brag about when I tell people about Dorico.


Don’t forget you can also decrease the note spacing in the layout, to allow notes to get closer together by default. You can set that at a layout-level, and if you have Dorico Pro, from a specific rhythmic position onwards independently of the layout’s default.

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