I frequently run into this kind of challenge, most likely due to my approach. It doesn’t look like much of a problem but I’ve spent over an hour trying to get it right.
Could someone please give me a step by step process of how they would clean up this page?
On this page, I simply want to fix the dangling measure, respace the line beginning with m9 so that the first measure is tightened up and the tied notes of the last word “secure” are on the same line. When I add a system break in m13 on the 1/8 note grouping it spreads the remainder of mm13 across the page. If I try to tie it to the previous system it breaks the page at m9 and again at mm13. I’ve spent about an hour trying various ways to fix this. Clearly, there are still things I don’t understand about frames, frame breaks, staff settings.