Reduce the width of select bars

I am notating a piece for voice with piano accompaniment and want to shrink the width of a few bars with minimal lyrics in order to add available horizontal space for bars with more. It would be very involved to shrink the width allotted to individual beats in Engrave<Note Spacing but in spite of looking, I haven’t found any means of reducing the width of whole bars individually. Is there a way of doing this in Dorico 1.2.1?

The Note Spacing tool is what you’re looking for. Drag a marquee selection around all the points you want to shrink, then experiment with Alt+Left and Alt+Right.

Brilliant - works like a charm! The resolution to my problem now seems so logical and clear that I can’t believe I didn’t think to try it. Thank you.