Solved - Open Meter - how to set

How do I set Open Meter on a new project? It always comes up with 4/4 already set, and I can’t figure out how to change that to Meterless. Help? (I’m on, if that matters.)

SHIFT + M then X

Thanks. I knew it had to be simple.

On my side, every new project is created with open meter, FWIW.

They changed this default behaviour because too many people had trouble when opening Dorico and getting confronted by a document in open meter. An often-heard complaint from new users was that they couldn’t figure out how to add bars, not realising that one must first determine the meter.


If you don’t want the X symbol to show, you can do shift-M open

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