Problem with centered beam over rest

I have trouble creating the following sort of beam that is centered over a rest (see the picture). Maybe I’m missing something really obvious, but I seem unable to figure it out. Thanks for any help.

center beam example.png

This should be very simple: you can input all the notes for that beam on the lower staff, then select the top F and press N. Full steps also described here

When both notes of the first F octave are on a certain staff, either above or below, it works perfectly as per the instructions you describe and creates the center beam. But having only the top F note on the above stave breaks and refuses to center the beam for me for some reason. Force centered beam in edit -> stem doesn’t help. I’ll try looking at the options some more… thank you :slight_smile:

Welcome to the forum, tpajoj. I’m afraid Dorico doesn’t support centering a beam when there’s a rest in the middle of the beam group.