EDIT: Since posting this two weeks ago, I learned a far-better work-around for creating empty bars with chord symbols: create a bar repeat region, set the “Custom scale” property to 1%, and set the Count Frequency at least one bar longer than your blank-bar region (to hide the numbers).
Result: the bar repeats will be hidden, leaving the bars empty, but retaining their width.
In the first screen shot, I’d like the width of the bars in the lower system to be about the same as in the upper.
I get that Dorico wants to make the bars with two chord symbols wider, but it’s not really necessary here, IMO.
As shown in the images, if I select the handle in red, hold the “Option” key, and tap once on the right arrow, the bar line moves WAY over the the right, the first bar on that line is now much smaller, and one bar line has disappeared.
The measures are intentionally empty. I hid the implicit rests by ending the voice at the last note prior to this section.
Am I doing something wrong, and if so, what’s the correct procedure?
Dorico Pro 3.5
macOS Big Sur 11.5.1