I’ve been noticing that I am often, but not consistently, having an issue with how both “Staff Size” and “Make Into Frame” work, or rather, don’t work.
For some reason, sometimes they just won’t work as expected and I can’t figure out why.
Take the current file I’m working on. It’s seven systems with two measures on each line, excepting one which has three and one which has four measures. I created it using the default Lead Sheet without any size adjustments in preferences etc. These should easily fit on one page, yet Dorico is pushing the last system to another page. If I select all of the music and choose “Make Into Frame”, nothing happens. I am able to keep them all an one page by deleting all system breaks, but then I don’t have the music laid out the way I’d like.
If I try to adjust the staff size by selecting a bar and right-clicking on “Staff Size”, then if I select the preset options (60% or 75%) it will work as expected, but choosing a Custom Staff size won’t do anything. I’ve found that sometimes, by randomly clicking in a different bar, it will let me choose a custom staff size, but I cannot consistently get Dorico to do this and have no idea why it would behave this way.
How can I fix this? Thank you!